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The Resource Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan, edited by Ive Covaci

Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan, edited by Ive Covaci

Label
Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan
Title
Kamakura
Title remainder
realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ive Covaci
Title variation
Realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Kamakura period (1185{u2013}1333) is considered a pinnacle of Japanese artistic expression, often described as a renaissance in Buddhist art. This catalogue is the first in over two decades to examine the exquisite sculpture of this period, artwork characterized by an intense corporeal presence, naturalistic proportions, a sense of movement, realistic drapery, and lifelike facial expressions animated by eyes made of inlaid crystal. The sculptures played an important role in the practice of Buddhism during these years, as the vivid representations facilitated an immediate communion between deity and worshipper. The custom of placing sacred relics, texts, and even miniature icons into the sculptures{u2019} hollow interiors further enlivened the works and invested them with spiritual significance. Essays by noted scholars explore the sculptures{u2019} arresting exteriors and powerful interiors, examining the technical and stylistic innovations that made them possible, and offering new context for their ritual and devotional uses. They demonstrate that the physical beauty and technical brilliance of Kamakura statues are profoundly associated with their spiritual dimension and devotional functions"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Covaci, Ive,
  • Asia Society
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  • Sculpture, Japanese
  • Buddhist sculpture
  • Buddhist sculpture
  • Sculpture, Japanese
  • Sculpture, Japanese
  • Japan
Label
Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan, edited by Ive Covaci
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of the exhibition at the Asia Society Museum, New York, February 9-May 8, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-164) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
President's foreword / Josette Sheeran -- Museum preface / Peggy Loar and Marion Kocot -- Curator's acknowledgments / Ive Covaci -- Funders of the exhibition -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Note to the reader -- Enlivened images : Buddhist sculpture of the Kamakura period / Ive Covaci -- A short history of the Kei school / Samuel C. Morse -- Softening their light, mingling with the dust : Japanese gods in Buddhist art / Hank Glassman -- The transfer of divine power : replicas of miraculous Buddhist statues / Nedachi Kensuke -- Catalogue / Ive Covaci and D. Max Moerman. Form and presence ; Ritual and devotional contexts ; Empowering interiors -- Map: The provinces of Japan in the 1330s -- Timeline of selected art historical, historical, and religious events of the Kamakura period
Control code
920017477
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xiii, 175 pages
Isbn
9780300215779
Lccn
2015941172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)920017477
Label
Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan, edited by Ive Covaci
Publication
Copyright
Note
Catalog of the exhibition at the Asia Society Museum, New York, February 9-May 8, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-164) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
President's foreword / Josette Sheeran -- Museum preface / Peggy Loar and Marion Kocot -- Curator's acknowledgments / Ive Covaci -- Funders of the exhibition -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Note to the reader -- Enlivened images : Buddhist sculpture of the Kamakura period / Ive Covaci -- A short history of the Kei school / Samuel C. Morse -- Softening their light, mingling with the dust : Japanese gods in Buddhist art / Hank Glassman -- The transfer of divine power : replicas of miraculous Buddhist statues / Nedachi Kensuke -- Catalogue / Ive Covaci and D. Max Moerman. Form and presence ; Ritual and devotional contexts ; Empowering interiors -- Map: The provinces of Japan in the 1330s -- Timeline of selected art historical, historical, and religious events of the Kamakura period
Control code
920017477
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xiii, 175 pages
Isbn
9780300215779
Lccn
2015941172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)920017477

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