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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
Creator
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeCaroli, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ5115.S64
LC item number
D43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
McLellan book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Gautama Buddha
  • Buddha
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • Buddhist art and symbolism
  • South Asia
  • Bildliche Darstellung
  • Kultbild
  • Südasien
Label
Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Problems and preconceptions -- Questions of origin -- Image aversion -- Images and identity -- Historical shifts -- Image appeal -- Coping strategies -- Final words
Control code
895730861
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780295805795
Lccn
2014025637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)895730861
Label
Image problems : the origin and development of the Buddha's image in early South Asia, Robert DeCaroli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Problems and preconceptions -- Questions of origin -- Image aversion -- Images and identity -- Historical shifts -- Image appeal -- Coping strategies -- Final words
Control code
895730861
Dimensions
27 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 263 pages
Isbn
9780295805795
Lccn
2014025637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)895730861

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