Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings. (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings.

Author: Alexandra Green; Andrew Yanne
Publisher: HK : Hong Kong University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Step into a Burmese temple built between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries and you are surrounded by a riot of color and imagery. The majority of the highly detailed wall paintings displays Buddhist biographical narratives, inspiring the devotees to follow the Buddha's teachings. Alexandra Green goes one step further to consider the temples and their contents as a whole, arguing that the wall  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Green, Alexandra.
Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings.
HK : Hong Kong University Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Green; Andrew Yanne
ISBN: 9789882204850 9882204856
OCLC Number: 1031966695
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. A Formula to Honor the Buddha; 2. Presence and Memory; 3. Art as Action; 4. Word and Image; Conclusion; Appendix of Late Sites; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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Step into a Burmese temple built between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries and you are surrounded by a riot of color and imagery. The majority of the highly detailed wall paintings displays Buddhist biographical narratives, inspiring the devotees to follow the Buddha's teachings. Alexandra Green goes one step further to consider the temples and their contents as a whole, arguing that the wall paintings mediate the relationship between the architecture and the main Buddha statues in the temples. This forges a unified space for the devotees to interact with the Buddha and his c.

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