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Faith and power in Japanese Buddhist art, 1600-2005

Author: Patricia Jane Graham
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Faith and Power in Japanese Buddhist Art explores the transformation of Buddhism from the premodern to the contemporary era Japan and the central role its visual culture has played in this transformation. Although Buddhism is generally regarded as peripheral to modern Japanese society, this book demonstrates otherwise. Its chapters elucidate the thread of change over time in the practice of Buddhism as revealed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graham, Patricia Jane.
Faith and power in Japanese Buddhist art, 1600-2005.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)989691197
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Jane Graham
ISBN: 9780824831264 0824831268 9780824831912 0824831918
OCLC Number: 141381983
Description: viii, 353 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Patricia J. Graham.
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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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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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