There are two books about ancient Yungang cave-temples, China's earliest surviving major monument of Buddhist art. Written and Unwritten: A New History of the Buddhist Caves at Yungang (UBC Press $36.95), by UBC Fine Arts head James Caswell, examines the development of the colossal, ancient images to propound a new way of looking at the history of art itself.

[Winter / BCBW 1989]