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The Resource Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli

Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli

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Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia
Title
Image problems
Title remainder
the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia
Statement of responsibility
Robert DeCaroli
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This deft and lively study by Robert DeCaroli explores the questions of how and why the earliest verifiable images of the historical Buddha were created. In so doing, DeCaroli steps away from old questions of where and when to present the history of Buddhism's relationship with figural art as an ongoing set of negotiations within the Buddhist community and in society at large. By comparing innovations in Brahmanical, Jain, and royal artistic practice, DeCaroli examines why no image of the Buddha was made until approximately five hundred years after his death and what changed in the centuries surrounding the start of the Common Era to suddenly make those images desirable and acceptable. The textual and archaeological sources reveal that figural likenesses held special importance in South Asia and were seen as having a significant amount of agency and power. Anxiety over image use extended well beyond the Buddhists, helping to explain why images of Vedic gods, Jain teachers, and political elites also are absent from the material record of the centuries BCE. DeCaroli shows how the emergence of powerful dynasties and rulers, who benefited from novel modes of visual authority, was at the root of the changes in attitude toward figural images. However, as DeCaroli demonstrates, a strain of unease with figural art persisted, even after a tradition of images of the Buddha had become established."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeCaroli, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
McLellan book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Buddha
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • RELIGION
  • Art
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • South Asia
  • Bildliche Darstellung
  • Kultbild
  • Südasien
  • ART / Asian
Label
Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli
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Publication
Note
"McLellan book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; 1. Problems and Preconceptions; 2. Questions of Origin; 3. Image Aversion; 4. Images and Identity; 5. Historical Shifts; 6. Image Appeal; 7. Coping Strategies; 8. Final Words; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Index
Control code
ocn909369330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct84qc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909369330
Label
Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli
Publication
Note
"McLellan book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; 1. Problems and Preconceptions; 2. Questions of Origin; 3. Image Aversion; 4. Images and Identity; 5. Historical Shifts; 6. Image Appeal; 7. Coping Strategies; 8. Final Words; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Index
Control code
ocn909369330
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 263 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805795
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct84qc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)909369330

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