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Author: Forrest McGill
ISBN: 158886085X
Subcategory: Collections Catalogs & Exhibitions
Pages 200 pages
Publisher Art Media Resources Inc; First Edition edition (February 1, 2005)
Category: Photo and Art
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by Forrest McGill


This image was celebrated as the central image of Jayavarman VII's Angkor Thom and apparently met its demise at the hands of iconoclasts sometime after that great king's rule. Little attention was paid to the head of another Buddha image found with the Bayon Buddha. This small image however, reveals much about Angkor between the 13th and 16th centuries.

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The Kingdom of Siam commemorates an extraordinay exhibition of Thai art that opened February 2005 at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The book was co-published in the United States by the Asian Art Museum and Art Media Resources. 7 people found this helpful.

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Though little remembered today, Ayutthaya was one of the largest and most important kingdoms in Southeast Asia. The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Tahiland, 1350—1800 documents the first . exhibition of classical art from Thailand in more than thirty years. The catalogue, prepared under the primary direction of Forrest McGill, chief curator of the Asian Art Museum, is not only a work of exceptional scholarship but also the fascinating story of a once-glorious culture that until now had been almost entirely lost in the mists of time.

In 1686 King Louis XIV of France had the great Hall of Mirrors in the Versailles specially prepared to receive, with exceptional pomp and ceremony, a group of foreign envoys.

Beginning February 18, 2005, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will present The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350–1800-the world’s first major exhibition of art from Thailand’s lost kingdom of Ayutthaya, and the first exhibition of classical art from Thailand shown in the United States in more than thirty years. The Kingdom of Siam and its accompanying fully illustrated 200-page catalogue (featuring essays on the history, art, and culture of Ayutthaya by leading scholars) will make an important contribution to Southeast Asian cultural history.

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The envoys had been sent from the kingdom of Ayutthaya, or "Siam" as it was known in the West

The envoys had been sent from the kingdom of Ayutthaya, or "Siam" as it was known in the West. Though little remembered today, Ayutthaya was one of the largest and most important kingdoms of Southeast Asia. Founded in 1351, the kingdom flourished for more than four hundred years - longer than China''s Ming dynasty.

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Kingdom of Siam McGill Forrest Tuttle 9780939117277 : In 1686 King Louis XIV of France had the great Hall of Mirrors in Versailles specially prepared to receive, with exceptional pomp and cere. It collects eighty-nine of the finest surviving works from Ayutthaya; drawn from collections in Thailand, Europe, and the United States, many of these are being displayed for the first time in the West.

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In 1686 King Louis XIV of France had the great Hall of Mirrors in the Versailles specially prepared to receive, with exceptional pomp and ceremony, a group of foreign envoys. The envoys brought with them two shiploads of gifts for the court. In fact, they delivered so many objects of gold, silver, and lacquer that the French complained that their list would be as long as a book. The envoys had been sent from the kingdom of Ayutthaya, or "Siam" as it was known in the West. Though little remembered today, Ayutthaya was one of the largest and most important kingdoms of Southeast Asia. Founded in 1351, the kingdom flourished for more than four hundred years - longer than China''s Ming dynasty. It was a major trading center with diplomatic ties with China, Japan, Persia, and the Ryukyu kingdom (Okinawa), and, from the seventeenth century on, with Great Britian, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal. The envoys'' gifts reflected this trade activity - more than fifteen hundred pieces of porcelain (mostly Chinese), Persian, and Indian carpets, and many other objects from Japan and China were given to the French king and his relatives. Despite the kingdom''s power, prosperity, and influence, it was completely destroyed by a devastating invasion from neighboring Burma in 1767. As a result, many Ayutthaya artifactfs, especially made of fragile materials, were destroyed, and the kingdom''s splendor gradually faded from memory. The Kingdom of Siam: The Art of Central Thailand, 1350-1800 - the first exhibition of classical art from Thailand shown in the United States in more than thirty years - collects eighty-nine of the finest surviving works from Ayutthaya, drawn from collections in Thailand, Europe, and the United States; many of these are being displayed for the first time in the West. They include stone and bronze Buddha images, sculptures of Hindu deities, figural and decorative wood carvings, temple furnishings, illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, and textiles. Despite the length and importance of Ayutthaya kingdom, this period of Thai history has received little scholarly attention. This book, combining essays by leading scholars and entries examining each of the objects in the exhibition, at last sheds light on a one of history''s greatest, but least known, cultures.
Arlana
Excellent reference book on Thai art history.
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The Kingdom of Siam commemorates an extraordinay exhibition of Thai art that opened February 2005 at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. It is the result of a lifetime of research by Dr. Forrest McGill. In the amazon listing as it appears at this writing the publisher information is incorrect. The book was co-published in the United States by the Asian Art Museum and Art Media Resources.