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    Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art (Asia Society) (Hardback) Edited by Adriana Proser, Contributions by Susan Beningson, Contributions by Janice Leoshko, Contributions by D.Max Moerman, Contributions by Katherine Paul, Contributions by Ian Reader, Contributions by Robert H. Stoddard, Contributions by Donald K. Swearer, Contributions by Chun-Fang Yu

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    DescriptionAccording to sacred texts, the historical Buddha encouraged his disciples to make pilgrimages to sites associated with his life. As sacred images of the Buddha proliferated over time, it is said that his relics were divided among 84,000 South Asian sites of Buddhist worship, or stupas. This abundance of sacred sites in turn rendered pilgrimage and worship increasingly prominent influences on Asian culture and daily life. "Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art" employs sacred objects, textiles, sculpture, manuscripts, and paintings to discuss the relationship between Buddhist pilgrimage and Asia's artistic production. Accompanying an exhibition of approximately 90 extraordinary objects, many of which have never before been displayed publicly, this book addresses the process of the sacred journey in its entirety, including discussion of pilgrimage motivation, ritual preparation, and worship at the sacred destination. Exceptional and visually stunning examples of painted mandalas, reliquaries, prayer wheels, and traveling shrines demonstrate that pilgrims and pilgrimage inspired centuries of artistic production and shaped the development of visual culture in Asia. Through insightful essays by a team of scholars, "Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art" illuminates artwork's complex role in Buddhist culture, in which art serves as a form of memory and a bridge to the spiritual world as well as a functional tool with temporal purposes.

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    Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Adriana Proser, Contributions by Susan Beningson, Contributions by Janice Leoshko, Contributions by D.Max Moerman, Contributions by Katherine Paul, Contributions by Ian Reader, Contributions by Robert H. Stoddard, Contributions by Donald K. Swearer, Contributions by Chun-Fang Yu
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 236 mm
    Height: 310 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,542 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300155662
    ISBN 10: 0300155662

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BIC subject category V2: ACBP
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A13120000
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    B&T Approval Code: A13322400
    BISAC V2.8: REL007020
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HREP
    DC22: 704.948943
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 704.94894307
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART035000
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    DC22: 704.9/489430747471
    LC classification: N8193.A3 N486 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AGA, AGR, QRFP
    Illustrations note
    130 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    20 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Adriana Proser is the John H. Foster Curator of Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society Museum, New York.
    Review quote
    "Sumptuously illustrated . . . usefully organized . . . Although the photographs from the exhibit alone are worth the price, the book includes several short essays that are immensely valuable to introduce Buddhist pilgrimage to a general audience . . . Excellent.#160;"Religious Studies Review" --Mark MacWilliams "Religious Studies Review "