Spirit of Asia - Michael MacintyreLondon: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “South-East Asia is all too familiar as a battleground, but rarely has there been any intimation that the people caught up in the fighting were heirs to a splendid and ancient cultural tradition which produced many of the greatest artistic achievements of all time, and which continues to this day with remarkable vigour. To Asians, art is a natural part of daily life, an aspect of religious devotion, whether Hindu as in Ball, or Buddhist as in Burma and Thailand,
The photographs in this book, all reproduced in colour, were taken between July 1976 and May 1979, during preparation of the BBC Television series of documentary films Spirit of Asia. Like the films, they reflect the author’s interest in the artistic achievements and cultural life of the countries visited -from the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia or Borobudur in Java, to the vivid and exciting dance-drama of Ball, the old and new forms of music and dance in Thailand, the water festivals of Burma, the great epic poems of India, and the effigies and rituals of animist tribes who still practise their ancient religion in remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago.”
Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 12" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 288 pages.