English | 1967 | 256 pages | PDF | 29.5 Mb
In western China, on the great silk road, lies the ancient city of Tun-huang, famous for its great Buddhist shrine, consisting of no fewer than 469 caves carved out of a sandy cliff. Founded in the fourth century A. D., its wealth of wall-paintings and other valuable works of art was produced during successive dynasties-the Sui, the T'ang and the Sung in particular-and right up to the nineteenth-century, when it first came to the notice of the Western world.
The book includes: Art of the world; non-European cultures; the historical, sociological and religious backgrounds.
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