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Faith and power in Japanese Buddhist art, 1600-2005 00

Author: Patricia Jane Graham
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

Explores the transformation of Buddhism from the premodern to the contemporary era in Japan and the central role its visual culture has played in this transformation. Although Buddhism is generally  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Jane Graham
ISBN: 9780824831264 0824831268 9780824831912 0824831918
OCLC Number: 896136042
Notes: Buddhism in the arts of early modern Japan, 1600-1868. Institutional Buddhism under warrior rule. Buddhist temples for the elites. Temples for commoners. Depictions of popular deities and spiritual concerns. Professional icon-makers. Expressions of faith. Buddhist imagery and sacred sites in modern Japan, 1868-2005. Buddhist institutions after an era of persecution, 1868-1945. From icon to art, 1868-1945. Buddhist sites of worship, 1945-2005. Visualizing faith, 1945-2005
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 353 p.) illustrations (some color), map
Responsibility: Patricia J. Graham


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This book is densely written and copiously illustrated, rich with evidence that Buddhist art has thrived over the last four hundred years and continues to do so. One of the book's many contributions Read more...

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