Making Asian Art Accessible to Westerners

Review of book 'Modern Art in Thailand, 19th and 20th Centuries' By Apinan Poshyananda Published by OUP, Singapore, 1992. An exemplary study of this period tracing traditional practice, regional categories, ethnic divisions, foreign arrivals, and the advent of modernism and westernisation in art and life. The reader gains insight into Buddhism and social structures including kingship in the course of looking at this complex history.