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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2019) 69 (1): 55–72.
Published: 01 April 2019
... relational aesthetics, in the sense that the works of art function as a platform through which the individuals are engaged collectively with particular experiences and social circumstances so as to create a communal unity. This conceptualization of relational aesthetics becomes theoretically impoverished and...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2019) 69 (1): 103–120.
Published: 01 April 2019
... number of authentic “traces” ( ji ) of Su Shi that Weng had rediscovered over time. What was the significance of these rituals and how did they relate to the broader late-eighteenth-century interest in the past's material traces? This essay follows Weng Fanggang's quest for Su Shi across the empire and...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2016) 66 (2): 213–238.
Published: 01 October 2016
... various wood-related themes and sensibilities of motifs depicted in So¯ saku Hanga were anchored in aesthetic ideals fostered by Onchi Ko¯ shiro¯ at the outset...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2003) 53 (1): 71–104.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Maggie Bickford Copyright © Asia Society 2003 Emperor Huizong and the Aesthetic of Agency MAGGIE BICKFORD BROWN UNIVERSITY It is now almost fifty years since Benjamin Rowland, pre- Over time the "Problem of Huizong" has proved far paring to address The Problem of Hui. Tsung T T...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2018) 68 (2): 111–132.
Published: 01 October 2018
... from high and low culture, and practicing an aesthetics of corruption and contamination. 21 Bombay emerged in their work less as a discrete place than as an approach to art-making that reinscribed relations of power between the postcolonial city, imperial metropole, and Gandhian village. The...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
... genealogy of Deccani refractions of the Timurid International Style. While the large-scale migration of Ni‘matullahi Sufis from Iran to the Deccan imported certain aesthetic sensibilities, this research also draws attention to how local visual culture is reflected in the shrine's murals. It speculates how...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
... painterly illusion of proximity, the murals invite the beholder to engage with an aesthetic of presence. Copyright © 2017 Asia Society 2017 Tibet Tibetan art history Tāranātha Takden Phuntsokling ′Og min lha khang Akaniṣṭha Shrine absorption visionary experience Kālacakra Namkha...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2018) 68 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2018
... twentieth-century art historians and critics repeatedly cast the Anthology as the ultimate exemplar of an autochthonous, purely Japanese aesthetic. For some, the medieval Anthology was evidence of a proleptic modernity that challenged the purported innovativeness of North Atlantic modern art. Here I trace...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2019) 69 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
... guardians and occasionally have been linked to nearby water systems, such as ponds, tanks, and rivers. Yet, these images have not been studied as an aspect of water regulation within the monasteries themselves. This paper will first consider the water-related challenges that confronted the monks and...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2016) 66 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Liao dynasty in eastern Inner Mongolia and Liaoning. The discussion then turns to less tangible aspects of Liao pagoda architecture that are observed at Kherlen-Bars: the relation between a tall monument and lower ones within viewing range, and the relation between a tall Khitan structure and a nearby...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2017) 67 (1): 25–59.
Published: 01 April 2017
... detailed studies of colonial court painting are only now emerging, and the discipline still has little sense of how developments in this period related within the princely states or with the contemporaneous visual arts of British India. This paper begins to address the disciplinary lacuna on three fronts...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2018) 68 (2): 133–156.
Published: 01 October 2018
... through the nineteenth centuries, the article relates their supernatural connotations to the production of Qing-period Jingdezhen Jun-style wares, variously known as flambé wares or kiln transmutation glazes. The article advances that the significance of such eighteenth-century yaobian porcelain wares...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2004) 54 (1): 97.
Published: 01 April 2004
... immaculately researched books and articles have been conundrum of relating theory to practice and text and much admired by his peers and will long remain influen- image, and belongs on every professional desk for periodic tial contributions to the study of Asian art culture in the rereading. Western...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2010) 60 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., especially in aesthetics. Beginning in the University) to study aesthetics and art history in 1925. mid-1970s, however, his characterization of Korean art In 1933, aged twenty-eight, he was made director of drew challenges and criticism. the Gaeseong Prefectural Museum, an extraordinary This paper...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2012) 62 (1): 81.
Published: 01 April 2012
... mind; indeed, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts collaborated with the the exhibition seems to have been largely inspired by Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum on Ando¯ ’s self-proclaimed connection to Buddhist thought research on the wood sculpture Left Hand of a Colos- and aesthetics...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2012) 62 (1): 102–103.
Published: 01 April 2012
... sculpture ‘‘operates contexts, they were resituated in a new Buddhist con- in relation to this loss of site, producing the monument text, a Western incarnation of Buddhism as modern as abstraction, the monument as pure marker or base, religion qua philosophy especially attuned to local com- functionally...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2012) 62 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 April 2012
... workshop was that Buddhist art has long nates commonalities among humanity, specifically a been employed in the service of a range of narrative shared interest in the radiant, aesthetic quality of art. strategies—evoking the Buddha’s presence in devotional While the group discussed the implications of...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2012) 62 (1): 81–90.
Published: 01 April 2012
... mind; indeed, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts collaborated with the the exhibition seems to have been largely inspired by Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum on Ando¯ ’s self-proclaimed connection to Buddhist thought research on the wood sculpture Left Hand of a Colos- and aesthetics...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2007) 57 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 April 2007
... aesthetic aspects. This is because the Yashiro emphasized, however, that these surveys and visual qualities of these objects are by their very na- studies undertaken by Fenollosa and Okakura were con- ture closely related to their iconography and religious cerned solely with aesthetics; they completely...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2014) 64 (2): 191–209.
Published: 01 October 2014
.... Jangarh Singh the ‘‘open to sky pathway’’ is structured around three Shyam (1960–2001), a Pardhan Gond adivasi from courtyards (Fig. 4). These, in turn, relate to the enclosed Patangarh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, painted bold figures spaces, which include large, operable wooden panels that on its...