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Ancient Indonesian sculpture, as yet a relatively unexplored area of research, is discussed in this volume from various angles. The nine contributions originate from an international symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The core of this book is an encyclopedia of Javanese terms for individual dance positions and movements, with detailed drawings by Marjolijn Groustra. This is preceded by a discussion of the significance and function of the art of dancing in Javane complemented by lengthy excerpts from treatises ...
This book offers a comprehensive investigation into the history, iconography, ritual context, design, and personalisations by patrons of four Daoist temple paintings depicting a theme called Heavenly Court painting (chaoyuan tu) in China of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
The aim of the author's research was to study 1) the thematic elements and the composition of the plays (lelampahan wayang), and 2) their religious and cultural background. She concentrates on one particular play: the story of Bima Swarga. The study is based mainly on fieldwork carried out in ...
H. van der Veen
Lisa N. Owen, University of North Texas
Drawing on art historical, epigraphical, and textual evidence, this book is the first full-scale reconstruction of medieval Jain activities at Ellora. It not only highlights the understudied Jain caves, but examines them in concert with Ellora's Hindu and Buddhist monuments.
Drawing on a large corpus of cross-disciplinary evidence, this book sheds light on the life of the Aurangabad caves and offers new interpretations on the development of Buddhist art and practice in the region, from the diffusion of early rock-cut monasteries to the advent of Mahayana and the ...
The Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Ancient Kashmir and Its Influences is a stylistic study of the corpus of stone sculpture, mostly fragmentary, in the Sri Pratap Singh Museum in Srinagar, and elsewhere in Kashmir, in comparison with other examples in collections both in India and abroad.
Adam T. Kessler
Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.
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