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  1. says:

    Golden Land, Golden LightStone Buddha statues poised near the golden evening glow of an intricately carved temple wall, the gleam of gold radiating from the legendary Schwedagon Pagoda that defines the Yangon skyline, a line of young nuns garbed in rose pink robes this book s introduction to Burma is portrayed through images of that country s strong spiritual faith, which underpins Burmese Light as it does the country itself The beauty of its temples, the bare feet of monks as they walk on their alms rounds, the playfulness of novice nuns and monks who are still children, the 4000 temple ruins stretching across the plain of Bagan, all shown against a glorious open sky with its rich variety of light, are the images that comprise much of this book They are almost otherworldly in their undisturbed relationship to the world that swirls around them, a backdrop that is both natural and manmade, enduring and temporal, changing faster in the past year than it has in previous decades.A procession of oxcarts makes its way to a traditional village Nat Festival there they will watch men in heavy make up and ornate robes become mediums for the spirits that briefly take up residence within the body of the men who channel them A heavily laden motorcycle transports young lambs to market, one sprawled across the driver s lap, two peering from a basket that s tightly bungie corded to a platform built over the rear tire In Yangon the traffic that flows past the Schwedagon is decidedly modern vans, SUVs, shiny new automobiles Burma missed a large portion of the 20th century now it s eager to leap into the 21st By the end of the 19th century, author Tom Vater says of Yangon, it boasted public services on a par with those of London Infrastructure has crumbled since then and inhabitants are hungry for civic improvements.Although showing colonial buildings in Yangon and the old palace moat in Mandalay, Hans Kemp s photographs linger longest in the countryside where women sell bundles of firewood and men harvest rice by hand, where cheroots are smoked and betel is chewed, and women beautify their faces with swirls of a sunscreen and cosmetic paste ground from the bark of a thanaka tree The diversity of the country s people is well represented in Burmese Light with some 135 distinct ethnic groups bringing their cultures and customs to that of the Burmese, who make up almost 70 90% of the population and dominate public life Beautiful, proud faces fill the pages of this book, jostling with the stunning landscape shots for pride of place.In their creative collaboration, Kemp and Vater provide a taste of a country that is transforming itself, documenting Burma as changes began to come This is far from a typical coffee table book It s a springboard into exploration, illumination, I m begging for a sequel.

  2. says:

    A short yet insightful introduction to Myanmar.

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Burmese Light summary pdf Burmese Light , summary chapter 2 Burmese Light , sparknotes Burmese Light , Burmese Light a052dd1 Burmese Light Impressions Of The Golden Land Is A Photographic Introduction To Myanmar, The Country Behind The Bamboo Curtain Stunning Images By Award Winning Photographer Hans Kemp, Paired With An Insightful Text By Well Known Author Tom Vater, Take The Reader On A Journey Through A Fascinating Country Slowly But Steadily Emerging From A Long Period Of Involuntarily Isolation The Page Book Features All The Country S Famous Sights, Its Colorful People And Its Multitude Of Customs, And Leaves The Reader With Only One Wish To Pay A Visit To This Amazing Golden LandEditorial Reviews Kemp And Vater Have Taken An Accurate, Sensitive And Contemporary Picture Of Burmayou Will Feel Your Armchair Blaze In Shades Of Burmese Jade And Gold, As Long As You Will Keep This Volume Open On Your Lap This Book Is A Necessary Addition To The Libraries Of All Those Who Consider Themselves To Be Lovers Of Southeast Asia Marco Ferrarese On The Vagabonding Blog Whether You Are Planning A Visit Or Have Recently Traveled To Myanmar, Hans Kemp S Magnificent Photographs Combined With Tom Vater S Illuminating Text Create An Unforgettable Portrait Of A Truly Remarkable Country Where Light, Landscape And Culture Leave An Everlasting Impression Art Wolfe, Renowned Photographer And TV Host Of Travels To The Edge A Visually Stunning Look At The Cultural, Geographic, Archaeological And Ethnic Diversity And Beauty Of A Country Only Now Stepping Out Of The Shadows Bangkok Post

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Burmese Light
  • Tom Vater
  • English
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9789628563708

About the Author: Tom Vater

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