BOOK REVIEW: BUDDHIST ART OF MYANMAR Charlotte Galloway – TAASA Review March 2008

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Buddhist Art of Myanmar Sylvia Fraser-Lu and Donald Stadtner (eds) Yale University Press, 2015 RRP USD65, paper over board, 272p, colour illustrations In February 2015 the exhibition Buddhist Art of Myanmar opened at the Asia Society Museum in New York.

With loans from Myanmar and private and public collections in America, this was the first major exhibition in the USA to focus solely on Burmese art.

Curated by wellknown researchers of Myanmar art history, Sylvia Fraser-Lu and Donald Stadtner, both co-edited this accompanying publication. This is more than a catalogue, offering ten short informative essays followed by 71 full page colour images of works with facing text, and the whole stands well outside of the exhibition context...