Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia
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Book DescriptionThis gorgeously illustrated book completes a three-volume series cataloguing the Asian art collection at the Norton Simon Museum. The volume includes approximately 180 religious artworks from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Burma and Laos, as well as Ban Chiang pottery and rain drums. Stone and metal sculptures from Cambodia and Thailand are an area of particular strength in this collection.
A substantial introduction to the volume provides pertinent informationabout the cultural milieu that inspired the creation of these artworks. Each object is then illustrated and discussed in detail in the catalogue section of the book.
Published in association with the Norton Simon Art Foundation
Pratapaditya Pal is an internationally recognized authority on the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. He is Fellow for Research at the Norton Simon Museum, Visiting Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, and general editor of Marg publications.