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Author Whitfield, Roderick.

Title Cave temples of Mogao : art and history on the silk road / Roderick Whitfield, Susan Whitfield, Neville Agnew ; photography of the Mogao caves by Lois Conner and Wu Jian
Published Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000

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 MELB  951.45 Whi/Cto  AVAILABLE
Description 138 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Series Conservation and cultural heritage.
Contents At the Desert Gateway to China -- The Blazing Beacon -- Lost Treasures of the Silk Road -- The Peerless Caves -- Temples of the Pure Lands -- A Millennium of Murals -- Conserving the Heritage of Mogao -- Monasteries, Monks, and Manuscripts -- The Art Gallery in the Desert
Summary "The Mogao cave temples on China's fabled Silk Road constitute one of the world's most significant sites of Buddhist art. Founded by monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao evolved into a spiritual and artistic mecca renowned throughout China and central Asia. Here, in some five hundred caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi Desert, was preserved the pageantry of one thousand years - miles of wall paintings, more than two thousand statues, magnificent works on silk and paper, and tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts." "Cave Temples of Mogao tells the fascinating story of this remarkable site and of nearby Dunhuang, desert gateway to China. It also describes the long-term collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and Chinese authorities to preserve the Mogao shrines."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Art, Buddhist - China - Dunhuang Caves
Art, Chinese - Tang-Five dynasties, 618-960
Mural painting and decoration, Buddhist - China - Dunhuang Caves
Mural painting and decoration, Chinese - China - Dunhuang Caves
Dunhuang Caves (China)
Heritage sites - China
Historic sites - China
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Buddhist art -- China -- Tun-huang Caves
Buddhist art -- China -- Dunhuang Caves.
Art, Chinese -- Tang-Five dynasties, 618-960.
Buddhist mural painting and decoration -- China -- Dunhuang Caves.
Buddhist mural painting and decoration -- China -- Tun-huang Caves
Mural painting and decoration, Chinese -- China -- Dunhuang Caves.
Mural painting and decoration, Chinese -- China -- Tun-huang Caves
Dunhuang Caves (China)
Genre/Form Bildband
Author Whitfield, Susan, 1960-
Agnew, Neville, 1938-
LC no. 00044262
ISBN 0892365854 paperback