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The Resource What's the use of art? : Asian visual and material culture in context, Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors

What's the use of art? : Asian visual and material culture in context, Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors

Label
What's the use of art? : Asian visual and material culture in context
Title
What's the use of art?
Title remainder
Asian visual and material culture in context
Statement of responsibility
Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Post-Enlightenment notions of culture, which have been naturalized in the West for centuries, require that art be autonomously beautiful, universal, and devoid of any practical purpose. The authors of this multidisciplinary volume seek to complicate this understanding of art by examining art objects from across Asia with attention to their functional, ritual, and everyday contexts. From tea bowls used in the Japanese tea ceremony to television broadcasts of Javanese puppet theater, from Indian wedding-chamber paintings to art looted by the British Army from the Chinese emperor's palace, from the adventures of a Balinese magical dagger to the political functions of classical Khmer images - the authors challenge prevailing notions of artistic value by introducing new ways of thinking about culture." "The chapters consider art objects as they are involved in the world: how they operate and are experienced in specific sites, collections, rituals, performances, political and religious events and imagination, and individual people's lives; how they move from one context to another and change meaning and value in the process (for example, when they are collected, traded, and looted, or when their images appear in art history textbooks); how their memories and pasts are or are not part of their meaning and experience. Rather than lead to a single, universalizing definition of art, the essays offer multiple, divergent, and case-specific answers to the question "What is the use of art?" and argue for the need to study art as it is used and experienced. This series of case studies from Asia helps broaden and decolonize our understanding of what art is and asserts the need to go beyond established ways of thinking about art in English-language scholarship"--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mrázek, Jan
  • Pitelka, Morgan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art objects, Asian
  • Material culture
  • Antiques
  • ART
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Antiques
  • Art objects, Asian
  • Material culture
  • Asia
Label
What's the use of art? : Asian visual and material culture in context, Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wrapping and unwrapping art / Morgan Pitelka -- Functions -- From the living rock: understanding figural representation in early South Asia / Robert Decaroli -- Disposable but indispensable: the earthenware vessel as vehicle of meaning in Japan / Louise Allison Cort -- From the wedding chamber to the museum: relocating the ritual arts of Madhubani / Richard H. Davis -- In the realm of the indigo queen: dyeing, exchange magic, and the elusive tourist dollar on Sumba / Janet Hoskins -- Movements -- Plunder, markets, and museums: the biographies of Chinese imperial objects in Europe and North America / James L. Hevia -- Situating moving objects: a Sino-Japanese catalogue of imported items, 800 CE to the present / Cynthea J. Bogel -- Memories -- Angkor revisited: the state of statuary / Ashley Thompson -- An ancestral keris, Balinese kingship, and a modern presidency / Lene Pedersen -- Raw ingredients and deposit boxes in Balinese sanctuaries: a congruence of obsessions / Kaja M. McGowan -- Conclusion -- Ways of experiencing art: art history, television, and Javanese wayang / Jan Mrázek -- Contributors
Control code
ocn259711783
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865580
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tdq6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)259711783
Label
What's the use of art? : Asian visual and material culture in context, Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Wrapping and unwrapping art / Morgan Pitelka -- Functions -- From the living rock: understanding figural representation in early South Asia / Robert Decaroli -- Disposable but indispensable: the earthenware vessel as vehicle of meaning in Japan / Louise Allison Cort -- From the wedding chamber to the museum: relocating the ritual arts of Madhubani / Richard H. Davis -- In the realm of the indigo queen: dyeing, exchange magic, and the elusive tourist dollar on Sumba / Janet Hoskins -- Movements -- Plunder, markets, and museums: the biographies of Chinese imperial objects in Europe and North America / James L. Hevia -- Situating moving objects: a Sino-Japanese catalogue of imported items, 800 CE to the present / Cynthea J. Bogel -- Memories -- Angkor revisited: the state of statuary / Ashley Thompson -- An ancestral keris, Balinese kingship, and a modern presidency / Lene Pedersen -- Raw ingredients and deposit boxes in Balinese sanctuaries: a congruence of obsessions / Kaja M. McGowan -- Conclusion -- Ways of experiencing art: art history, television, and Javanese wayang / Jan Mrázek -- Contributors
Control code
ocn259711783
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824865580
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tdq6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)259711783

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