Splendour in Wood (Hardcover)
The Buddhist Monasteries of Burma
Orchid Press, 9789748304168, 344pp.
Publication Date: July 21, 2006
List Price: 60.00*
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Burmese wooden monasteries and related pavilions have not received the scholarly attention they deserve. This is unfortunate given the ephemeral nature of wood in a damp, tropical climate, with voracious insect life and the ever-present risk of floods, fire and earthquakes. Many extant structures are in a very dilapidated condition; the original donors have moved away, and/or their descendants no longer have adequate financial resources to maintain their forbears' work.
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