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Word embodied : the jeweled pagoda mandalas in Japanese Buddhist art / Halle O'Neal
Books | Published by the Harvard University Asia Center | 2018
Available at Main Collection (N8193.3.M3 O54 2018)
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xvii, 292 pages : color illustrations, color plates ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Language
In English, with "Names and terms" and "Bibliography" also in Japanese.
Summary
"Examines the Japanese Buddhist jeweled pagoda mandala paintings, unpacking their revolutionary use of text as picture to show how this visual conflation mirrors important conceptual indivisibilities in medieval Japan. The textual pagoda projects the complex constellation of relics, reliquaries, scripture, and body in religious doctrine, praxis, and art"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Performance and iconicity in the mandalas -- Historical and narrative puzzles in the mandalas -- Medieval textual images -- Dharma relics in medieval Japan -- Buddhist reliquaries and somatic profusions -- Conclusion: Creating a salvific matrix of text and body.
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ISBN
9780674983861 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0674983866 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
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