RRP USD$49.95, hardcover, 256 pp – TAASA Review March 2013


This article was originally found in the March 2013 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 25).

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Since the early 1970s Adrian Vickers, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Director of Asian Studies Program and Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology at the University of Sydney, has devoted much of his career to the study of Indonesian history, narratives, art and languages.

Scholars, enthusiasts and travellers of Indonesia will be familiar with his previous work, in particular A History of Modern Indonesia (2005) and Bali: A Paradise Created (1989).

Vickers’ latest book Balinese Art: Paintings and Drawings of Bali 1800-2010 is the culmination of over 30 years of research and provides readers with the first comprehensive account of Balinese painting from its earliest manifestations and roots in Indian and Javanese culture, to the present. Balinese Art is a scholarly resource that will also appeal to audiences with a general interest in Bali and Asian art...