Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon presents sixty-seven masterpieces from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, one of the most important collections of Asian art in America. This beautifully illustrated volume, written by Adriana Proser, Asia Society Museum’s John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art, highlights artworks from the late sixth century BCE to the early nineteenth century CE, including spectacular Chinese vases, dynamic Indian Chola bronzes, and exquisite Southeast Asian sculptures. These stunning objects from across the continent testify to the diversity and ingenuity of Asian artistic cultures and art’s capacity to encourage cross-cultural exchange.
About the Author
Adriana Proser is John H. Foster Senior Curator of Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum, New York.