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Asian Art An Anthology

ISBN-10: 1405122412
ISBN-13: 9781405122412
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history. Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods,  More...

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List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents and key contemporary scholarship on Asian art history. Traces the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography - from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late 20th-century installation art Covers both imperially commissioned works and popular, vernacular art Includes an accessible introduction which provides suggestions of thematic connections across the vast array of visual culture and historical time covered Captures the diversity and depth of Asian art through primary documents - from inscriptions and imperial decrees to writings by artists and travellers - and through examples of the very best scholarship in the field Features introductory material for each extract, an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, and has been extensively tested by the editors and their colleagues in classrooms.

List of Illustrations
Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
South and Southeast Asia
Selected Periods and Dates
Edicts of the Indian Mauryan Emperor Ashoka
"The Great Ape Jataka" and "Ruru-Jataka": Selections from the Jataka
"The Country of Khotan and the Image Procession" and "The Image Procession and the Charitable Hospital": Selections from A Record of the Buddhist Countries Fa-Hsien [Faxian]
"Varaha, the Boar," "Brahma, Vishnu and the Linga of Shiva," "Mt Govardhana," "The Origin of the Goddess from the Gods," and "The Death of Mahisha, the Buffalo Demon," from Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas
Playful Ambiguity and Political Authority at the Large Relief at Mammallapuram
Excerpts from Borobudur
Reading Love Imagery on the Indian Temple
Excerpts from Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship
"Akbar Riding the Elephant Havai" and "Akbar Supervising the Construction of Fatehpur Sikri," from The Akbarnama of Abul Fazl
Excerpts from The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India
Orthodoxy, Innovation, and Revival: Considerations of the Past in Imperial Mughal Tomb Architecture
Timeless Symbols: Royal Portraits from Rajasthan 17th-19th Centuries
Indian Images Collected
Image as Presence
Excerpts from Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon Sandra Cate
The Artist as Charismatic Individual: Raja Ravi Varma
The "East-West" Opposition in Chandigarh's Le Corbusier
Skyscraper Competition in Asia: New City Images and New City Forms
East Asia
Selected Periods and Dates
The Nine Tripods and Traditional Chinese Concepts of Monumentality
Shang and Zhou Bronze Inscriptions
A Magic Army for the Emperor
The Tigress
The Six Laws of Xie He
The Taming of the Shrew: Wang Xizhi (303-361) and Calligraphic Gentrification in the Seventh Century
Ise Jingu
Proclamation of the Emperor Shomu on the Erection of the Great Buddha Image
Of Nature and Art: Monumental Landscape
Guo Xi's Writings on Landscape Painting
Jocho's Statue of Amida at the Byodoin and Cultural Legitimization in Late Heian Japan
"The Oak Tree," from The Tale of Genji Murasaki Shikibu
The Unity of the Three Creeds: A Theme in Japanese Ink Painting of the Fifteenth Century
Symbolic Virtue and Political Legitimation: Tea and Politics in the Momoyama Period
Practices of Vision
Excerpts from Chinese Imperial City Planning Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
Letters from European Travelers about the Forbidden City: "A Jesuit in Beijing: Louis Lecomte" and "An English Ambassador in Beijing: Aeneas Anderson"
The Conventional Success of Chen Shu
Artistic Tradition and the Depiction of Reality: True-View Landscape Painting of the Choson Dynasty
The Meaning of Western Perspective in Edo Popular Culture
The Kizaemon Tea-bowl
Excerpts from Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong
Icons of Power: Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution
Morphology of Revenge: The Yomiuri Independant Artists and Social Protest Tendencies in the 1960s
Pseudo-languages: A Conversation with Wenda Gu, Xu Bing, and Jonathan Hay
Believing Is Seeing: Transforming Orientalism and the Occidental Gaze
Index

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