The Asian Collections
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of NSW | ISBN 9780734763518
Paperback – 352 pages
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The Asian collections at the Art Gallery fo New South Wales are distinguished by the breadth of cultures they embrace. Including exquisite calligraphies, traditional and modern paintings, rare porcelains and rich textiles, and the extradorinary legacy of Buddhist art from South, Southeast and East Asia, the collections offer one of the largest pan-Asian displays of art in the southern hemisphere. This book showcases nearly 500 works, it provides a fascinating overview of the histories and traditions that consitute the rich cultural heritage of Asia,while also giving detailed entries for many of the more important works in the Gallery's Asian collections.