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Asian Art : An Anthology,9781405122412

Asian Art : An Anthology

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/12/2006
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Asian Art is the first comprehensive anthology of important primary documents shy;shy;shy; from inscriptions and imperial decrees to travelersrs" accounts and writings by artists and the very best contemporary scholarship that has been produced on Asian art history. This unprecedented volume offers a portrait of the rich artistic traditions in China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia. Across time periods, media, cultural contexts, and geography, this volume traces several thousand years of Asian art, from the terracotta armies of the First Emperor of Qin to late twentieth-century installation art. Featuring accessible introductory material for each extract and arranged in an easy-to-navigate chronological structure, it will prove an essential companion to any study of Asian art history.

Author Biography

Rebecca M. Brown is an Independent Scholar of South Asian visual culture from the eighteenth century to the present. She is author of Art for a Modern India, 1947–80 (2007).


Deborah S. Hutton is Assistant Professor of Art History at the College of New Jersey. She is the author of The Art of the Court of Bijapur (2006), winner of the College Art Association Millard Meiss Publishing Grant and the American Institute of Indian Studies Edward Cameron Dimock Jr. Prize in Indian Humanities.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Series Editor's Preface xi
Acknowledgments xii
Introduction 1(10)
Part I South and Southeast Asia
11(188)
Selected Periods and Dates
11(2)
Edicts of the Indian Mauryan Emperor Ashoka
13(8)
``The Great Ape Jataka'' and ``Ruru-Jataka'': Selections from the Jataka
21(9)
``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]
30(4)
``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
34(9)
Playful Ambiguity and Political Authority at the Large Relief at Mamallapuram
43(14)
Padma Kaimal
Excerpts from Borobudur
57(14)
Louis Frederic
Reading Love Imagery on the Indian Temple
71(12)
Vidya Dehejia
Excerpts from Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship
83(10)
Eleanor Mannikka
``Akbar Riding the Elephant Havai'' and ``Akbar Supervising the Construction of Fatehpur Sikri,'' from The Akbarnama of Abdul Fazl
93(4)
Excerpts from The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India
97(4)
Orthodoxy, Innovation, and Revival: Considerations of the Past in Imperial Mughal Tomb Architecture
101(15)
Michael Brand
Timeless Symbols: Royal Portraits from Rajasthan 17th--19th Centuries
116(11)
Vishakha Desai
Indian Images Collected
127(13)
Richard Davis
Image as Presence
140(7)
Janet Gyatso
Excerpts from Making Merit, Making Art: A Thai Temple in Wimbledon Sandra Cate
147(20)
The Artist as Charismatic Individual: Raja Ravi Varma
167(10)
Partha Mitter
The ``East--West'' Opposition in Chandigarh's Le Corbusier
177(12)
Vikramaditya Prakash
Skyscraper Competition in Asia: New City Images and New City Forms
189(10)
Larry R. Ford
Part II East Asia
199(294)
Selected Periods and Dates
199(2)
The Nine Tripods and Traditional Chinese Concepts of Monumentality
201(13)
Wu Hung
Shang and Zhou Bronze Inscriptions
214(4)
A Magic Army for the Emperor
218(19)
Lothar Ledderose
The Tigress
237(5)
Arya Shura
The Six Laws of Xie He
242(5)
The Taming of the Shrew: Wang Xizhi (303--361) and Calligraphic Gentrification in the Seventh Century
247(14)
Eugene Y. Wang
Ise Jingu
261(14)
William H. Coaldrake
Proclamation of the Emperor Shomu on the Erection of the Great Buddha Image
275(3)
Of Nature and Art: Monumental Landscape
278(11)
Wen C. Fong
Guo Xi's Writings on Landscape Painting
289(6)
Jocho's Statue of Amida at the Byodoin and Cultural Legitimization in Late Heian Japan
295(16)
Samuel C. Morse
``The Oak Tree,'' from The Tale of Genji
311(14)
Murasaki Shikibu
The Unity of the Three Creeds: A Theme in Japanese Ink Painting of the Fifteenth Century
325(13)
John M. Rosenfield
Symbolic Virtue and Political Legitimation: Tea and Politics in the Momoyama Period
338(14)
Kendall H. Brown
Practices of Vision
352(10)
Craig Clunas
Excerpts from Chinese Imperial City Planning
362(14)
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
Letters from European Travelers about the Forbidden City: ``A Jesuit in Beijing: Louis Lecomte'' and ``An English Ambassador in Beijing: Aneas Anderson''
376(4)
The Conventional Success of Chen Shu
380(15)
Marsha Weidner
Artistic Tradition and the Depiction of Reality: True-View Landscape Painting of the Choson Dynasty
395(13)
Yi Song-mi
The Meaning of Western Perspective in Edo Popular Culture
408(16)
Timon Screech
The Kizaemon Tea-bowl
424(7)
Soetsu Yanagi
Excerpts from Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong
431(4)
Mao Zedong
Icons of Power: Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution
435(13)
Robert Benewick
Morphology of Revenge: The Yomiuri Independant Artists and Social Protest Tendencies in the 1960s
448(14)
Alexandra Munroe
Pseudo-languages: A Conversation with Wenda Gu, Xu Bing, and Jonathan Hay
462(14)
Simon Leung
Believing Is Seeing: Transforming Orientalism and the Occidental Gaze
476(17)
John Kuo Wei Tchen
Index 493

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