Art And Devotion At A Buddhist Temple In The Indian Himalaya by Melissa R. KerinArt And Devotion At A Buddhist Temple In The Indian Himalaya by Melissa R. Kerin

Art And Devotion At A Buddhist Temple In The Indian Himalaya

byMelissa R. Kerin

Hardcover | July 6, 2015

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Sixteenth-century wall paintings in a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan cultural zone of northwest India are the focus of this innovative and richly illustrated study. Initially shaped by one set of religious beliefs, the paintings have since been reinterpreted and retraced by a later Buddhist community, subsumed within its religious framework and communal memory. Melissa Kerin traces the devotional, political, and artistic histories that have influenced the paintings' production and reception over the centuries of their use. Her interdisciplinary approach combines art historical methods with inscriptional translation, ethnographic documentation, and theoretical inquiry to understand religious images in context.

Melissa R. Kerin is Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University.
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Title:Art And Devotion At A Buddhist Temple In The Indian HimalayaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 6, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253013062

ISBN - 13:9780253013064

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Technical Notes

Introduction
1. Nako's Socio-Political History and Artistic Heritage
2. Forgetting to Remember: Gyapagpa Temple's Shifting Identity
3. Mapping Drigung Activity in Nako and the Western Himalaya
4. Gyapagpa's Painting Style and its Antecendents
5. Origin and Meaning of a Renascent Painting Tradition
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Emphasizing the visual as primary evidence in the study of history, especially religious history, Kerin moves Buddhist art from the arena of museum displays, art markets, and aesthetics to the arena of dynamic interdisciplinary discourse, thus reaffirming the significance of in situ study. . . . Recommended.