Word embodied: the jeweled pagoda mandalas in Japanese Buddhist art

"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...

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Published in:Harvard East Asian monographs
Main Author: O'Neal, Halle
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts Published by the Harvard University Asia Center 2018
In:Harvard East Asian monographs
Series/Journal:Harvard East Asian monographs 412
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Japan / Buddhist art / Mandala
Further subjects:B Pagodas Japan
B Mandala (Buddhism) Japan
B Mandala in art
B Buddhist art Japan
B Painting, Japanese Themes, motives
B Words in art
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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"
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
Item Description:Mit Literaturverzeichnis (Seite 267 - 282) und Index
ISBN:0674983866