The arts of South and Southeast Asia
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Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York .
Written in English


  • Southeast Asian Art,
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
  • South Asian Art,
  • Sculpture,
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Edition Notes

Statementintroduction by Martin Lerner ; text by Steven Kossak
SeriesThe Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin -- v. 51, no. 4, Metropolitan Museum of Art bulletin -- v. 51, no. 4.
ContributionsLerner, Martin, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
LC ClassificationsN7300 .M47 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p.
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27108507M

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More thorough than inspirational, this book is still an invaluable reference on the traditional art and architecture of South-East Asia. The book feels unusually dated for only being published 17 years ago, but the wealth of information on South-East Asian Art more than .   Archipelagic Southeast Asia (ASEA) is comprised of tens of thousands of islands and a small part of mainland Southeast Asia; it encompasses the countries of the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore. Indonesian dance-dramas in the form of puppets are the Wayang Topeng, Wayang Orang, Wayang Kulit, and Wayang Golek. In his book Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India (Oxford University Press, ), Caleb Simmons examines the reigns of Tipu Sultan (r. ) and Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (r. ) in the South Indian kingdom of Mysore to demonstrate the extent to which both rulers–one Muslim and one Hindu–turned to. The Arts of South and Southeast Asia. Steven Kossak, Martin Lerner. Metropolitan Museum of Art, - Art - 88 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Section 1. Section 2. Section 3.