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Title A companion to Asian art and architecture / edited by Rebecca M. Brown and Deborah S. Hutton

Publ Info Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
 RWU Main Library  N7340 .C63 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 668 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Wiley-Blackwell companions to art history ; 3
Blackwell companions to art history ; 3
Contents Revisiting "Asian art" / Rebecca M. Brown, Deborah S. Hutton -- The material facts of ritual: revisioning Medieval viewing through material analysis, ethnographic analogy, and architectural history / Kevin Gray Carr -- Textiles and social action in Theravada Buddhist Thailand / Leedom Lefferts -- Functional and nonfunctional realism: imagined spaces for the dead in northern dynasties China / Bonnie Cheng -- The visible and the invisible in a Southeast Asian world / Jan Mrázek -- Building beyond the temple: sacred centers and living communities in Medieval central India / Tamara I. Sears -- Urban space and visual culture: the transformation of Seoul in the twentieth century / Kim Youngna -- Unexpected spaces at the Shwedagon / Elizabeth Howard Moore -- The changing cultural space of Mughal gardens / James L. Wescoat jr. -- Old methods in a new era: what can connoisseurship tell us about Rukn-ud-Din? / Molly Emma Aitken, Shanane Davis, Yana van Dyke -- Convergent conversations: contemporary art in Asian America / Margo Machida -- The icon of the woman artist: Guan Daosheng (1262-1319) and the power of painting at the Ming Court c. 1500 / Jennifer Purtle -- Diasporic body double: the art of the Singh twins / Saloni Mathur -- Re-evaluating court and folk painting of Korea / Kumja Paik Kim -- Conflict and cosmopolitanism in "Arab" Sind / Finbarr Barry Flood -- In the absence of the Buddha: "aniconism" and the contentions of Buddhist art history / Ashley Thompson -- On Maurya art / Frederick Asher -- Art, agency, and networks in the career of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) / Morgan Pitelka -- Shiva Nataraja: multiple meanings of an icon / Padma Kaimal -- Sifting mountains and rivers through a woven lens: repositioning women and the gaze in fourteenth-century East Java / Kaja M. McGowan -- Dead beautiful: visualizing the decaying corpse in nine stages as skillful means of Buddhism / Ikumi Kaminishi -- In the name of the nation: Song painting and artistic discourse in early twentieth-century China / Cheng-hua Wang -- Chinese painting: image-text-object / De-nin Deanna Lee -- Locating Tomyoji and its "six" Kannon sculptures in Japan / Sherry Fowler -- The unfired clay sculpture of Bengal in the artscape of modern South Asia / Susan S. Bean -- Malraux's Buddha heads / Gregory P.A. Levine
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This companion presents new critical views on crucial aspects of the large and varied field of Asian art and architectural history. The essays collected here provide scholars and the pubic with an opportunity to engage with the field in all its diversity - from coinage to monastic spaces to imperial commissions and beyond. Regions and topics covered include Korea, Japan, China, several regions of Southeast Asia, South Asia, global and colonial interactions, as well as art and architecture in the UK and UK diasporas"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject Art, Asian
Architecture -- Asia
Add Author Brown, Rebecca M
Hutton, Deborah S
ISBN 9781405185370 (hardback)
1405185376 (hardback)