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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Continuing the Architecture in Context series, this second volume narrates the
development of architecture across a huge swathe of the world, from the Indian
subcontinent to the Japanese archipelago, over a period extending from
prehistory to the arrival of Islam and its distinct traditions from the
eleventh century onwards.
Fantastically illustrated, with over 1,000 photographs and drawings,
Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of India, China,
Thailand and Japan as well as the spectacular architecture of Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Korea, Myenmar, Bhutan and Tibet. As with the first volume – Antiquity – The
East presents not only the buildings themselves, but the cultures and peoples
that they are a part of.
Unprecedented in its scope, this volume is a beautiful guide to the
fascinating history of Eastern architecture.