Văn Hóa Việt Nam (Vietnamese Culture)
This work retraces the history of Vietnam from its
legendary origins to 2008.
The paperback is published simultaneously by
The Editions Thanh Cao, Honolulu, Hawaii, ISBN:
978-0-615-36573-2. XII+368 pages, 5.5 X 8.5,
45 Black and White Illustrations. Index,
Outskirts Press Inc, Denver, Colorado, ISBN:
978-1-4327-5020-6. XII+372 pages, 6 X 9,
45 Black and White Illustrations. Index.
The Editions Thanh Cao also publish a PDF file of the
same text except that the 45 illustrations are in colors.
To give you an idea about what this work is like, I shall
put hereinafter short excerpts from each of the ten chapters.
About the pictures on the cover:
From left to right and from top down:
Marcelino Trương Lực: Reading a Page of History. With
permission of the artist.
Phạm Ngọc Điệp: The Shape of Vietnam. With permission of the artist.
Memorial dated the 11th day of the 11th year of the reign of
Emperor Tự Đức (1858), showing the emperor's annotation in
vermilion ( Tri Đạo Liễu: I Know It) and his personal seal. Author's
Đinh Quân: Evening. 1998. Lacquer and mixed media on board
40x55 cm. Courtesy of Thavibu Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand.
Bùi Suối Hoa: Chèo Theater. With permission of the artist.
Đinh Thị Thắm Poong: Stream. With permission of the artist
and of Art Vietnam Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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