A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture

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Rebecca M. Brown, Deborah S. Hutton
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 22, 2015 - Art - 688 pages
A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture presents a collection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the field that explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian art and architectural history.

  • Brings together top international scholars of Asian art and architecture
  • Represents the current state of the field while highlighting the wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art 
  • Features work on Korea and Southeast Asia, two regions often overlooked in a field that is often defined as India-China-Japan
  • Explores the influences on Asian art of global and colonial interactions and of the diasporic communities in the US and UK
  • Showcases a wide range of topics including imperial commissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances, and pilgrimages.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
123
The Transformation of Seoul
153
Unexpected Spaces at the Shwedagon
178
The Changing Cultural Space of Mughal Gardens
201
Artists
231
Contemporary Art in Asian America
264
Guan Daosheng 12621319
290
The Art of the Singh Twins
318
Visualizing the Decaying Corpse in Nine Stages
513
Introduction 1
536
Song Painting and Artistic Discourse
537
Elusive Mobile Objects
561
Locating Tomyoji and Its Six Kannon Sculptures in Japan
580
The Unfired Clay Sculpture of Bengal in the Artscape
604
Malrauxs Buddha Heads
629
Index
655

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments
xx
Challenging the Canon 339
341
Conflict and Cosmopolitanism in Arab Sind
365
Aniconism
398
On Maurya Art
421
Shifting Meanings
445
Multiple Meanings of an Icon
471
Objects in Use
21
Sanjuniban shokunin utaawase c 1494
32
Textiles and Social Action in Theravada Buddhist Thailand
48
Imagined Spaces
70
The Visible and the Invisible in a Southeast Asian World
97
Mangkunegaran Palace Solo Java
100
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About the author (2015)

Rebecca M. Brown is visiting Associate Professor in the History of Art and Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, USA. Her publications include Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India (2010), and Art for a Modern India, 1947-1980 (2009)

Deborah S. Hutton is Associate Professor of Art History at The College of New Jersey, USA. She is the author of Art of the Court of Bijapur (2006), which received the American Institute of Indian Studies Edward Cameron Dimock Jr. Prize in the Indian Humanities.

Together, Rebecca Brown and Deborah Hutton have edited Asian Art: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).

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