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The Kingdom of Siam : The Art of Central Thailand 1350-1800 (P)
The artistic accomplishments of Ayuutthaya are unfortunately not well know outside Thailand. I am pleased that an exhibition of many wonderful...
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In 1686 King Louis XIV of France had the great Hall of Mirrors in Versailles specially prepared to receive, with exceptional pomp and ceremony, a group of foreign envoys. The envoys brought with them two shiploads of gifts for the court. In fact they delivered so many objects of gold, silver, and lacquer the French complained that their list would be as long as a book. The envoys had been sent from the kingdom of Ayutthaya, or "Siam," as it was know in the West. Though little remembered today, Ayutthaya was one of the largest and most important kingdoms in Southeast Asia. The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Tahiland, 1350?1800 documents the first U.S. exhibition of classical art from Thailand in more than thirty years. It collects eighty-nine of the finest surviving works from Ayutthaya; drawn from collections in Thailand, Europe, and the United States, many of these are being displayed for the first time in the West. The catalogue, prepared under the primary direction of Forrest McGill, chief curator of the Asian Art Museum, is not only a work of exceptional scholarship but also the fascinating story of a once-glorious culture that until now had been almost entirely lost in the mists of time.

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- Introduction to the History and Culture of the Kingdom of Siam
- Siam's Trade and Foreign Contacts in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- The Buddha Images of Ayutthaya
- The Evolution of the Memorial Towers of Siamese Temples
- Wat Ratchaburana: Deposits of History, Art, and Culture of the Early Ayuthaya Period
- Ayutthaya Painting
- Objects in the Exhibition

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ISBN: 0939117274 (ปกอ่อน) 197 หน้า
ขนาด: 223 x 305 x 16 มม.
น้ำหนัก: 1085 กรัม
เนื้อในพิมพ์: คละสี
ชนิดกระดาษ: กระดาษอาร์ต
สำนักพิมพ์Tuttle Publishing
เดือนปีที่พิมพ์: 2005
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