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The Conservation of Cave 85 free pdf This is the definitive account of the ground-breaking conservation project to conserve the cave paintings of the Mogao Grottoes in China. The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site in northwestern China, are located along the ancient caravan routes, collectively known as the Silk Road, that once linked China with the West. Founded by a Buddhist monk in the late fourth century, Mogao flourished over the following millennium, as monks, local rulers, and travellers commissioned hundreds of cave temples cut into a mile-long rock cliff and adorned them with vibrant murals. More than 490 decorated grottoes remain, containing thousands of sculptures and some 45,000 square metres of wall paintings, making Mogao one of the world's most significant sites of Buddhist art. In 1997 the Getty Conservation Institute, which had been working with the Dunhuang Academy since 1989, began a case study using the Late-Tang dynasty Cave 85 to develop a methodology that would stabilize the deteriorating wall paintings. This abundantly illustrated volume is the definitive report on the project, which was completed in 2010.

About Lori Wong

Lori Wong is a wall painting conservator and project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. Neville Agnew is senior principal project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute.

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Author : Lori Wong
Publisher : Getty Conservation Institute,US
Data Published : 28 February 2014
ISBN : 1606061577
EAN : 9781606061572
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 458 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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