Mural Art – Studies on paintings in Asia is a series of 10 articles by the best scholars on mural art as it survives in Afghanistan, Xinjiang (China),
Tibet, Burma, Thailand and Mongolia – from the 5th to the 18th century.
The articles investigate diverse subjects – preservation, digital reconstruction of lost murals, redating through the study of regional influences, iconography, style, translation and edition of captioned murals. This important publication presents new information brought to bear upon challenging perspectives, based on the latest findings.
The book publishes hitherto unknown murals extant in Burma, Thailand and Mongolia, others recently rediscovered and endangered (in Tibet) or destroyed and vandalized (in Afghanistan and Xinjiang). This unique publication on the mural art of Asia also provides precious testimony recovering a fragile and inspiring heritage.