by Soekmono, Professor ; Jacques Dumarcay ; J.G. De Casparis
Singapore: Archipelago Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 176 pages; Gift inscription on titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with silver lettering and image of sculture on front board in very good dustjacket with light edgewear. Built in the 9th century A.D. in a volcano-rimmed valley on the island of Java, Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist monument and a great masterpiece of religious architecture in general. A cosmic mountain, covered with nearly two miles of beautiful bas-reliefs and inhabited by more than 400 masterful statues of The Buddha, Borobudur models the Buddhist conception of the universe. Professor Soekmono is Indonesia's leading archeologist. He concluded extensive excavations around the site of Borobudur in the mid-1970s, and led the campaign which eventually resulted in the UNESCO sponsored restoration. Jacques Dumarcay ia an architect and scholar who has written extensively on Borobudur and Southeast Asian architecture. J.G. De Casparis is a leader in the field of translating and interpreting the inscriptions of Classical Java and Sumatra. . (Inventory #: 40243)
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