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The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times
Monks and merchants : Silk Road treasures from Northwest China Gansu and Ningxia 4th-7th century by Annette L Juliano( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stunning works in precious metals, glass, and stone--many recently excavated and virtually unknown outside China--shed new light on a pivotal epoch in Chinese history. From the 4th through 7th century, monks and merchants freely traveled along the fabled Silk Road, linking China with the west, propagating Buddhism, and purveying exotic goods and artifacts that fundamentally transformed Chinese culture and society. This sumptuous volume, the first to explore the magnificent treasures and sites of China's northwest section of the Silk Road, accompanies an exhibition at the Asia Society in New York. The text by an international team of scholars illuminates the importance of the region in this period of fertile cross-cultural exchanges between Eastern and Western Asia
Arts of ancient Viet Nam : from river plain to open sea by Nancy Tingley( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores Viet Nam's rich heritage, from the Sa Huynh culture (1st millennium B.C.) to art from Hoi An. The authors discuss links between Viet Nam and Indonesia, reflected in the Hindu and Buddhist temples and stone sculptures, and investigate trade in gold and Chinese ceramics with Butuan"--Provided by publisher
Pilgrimage and Buddhist art( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition explored the artistic production inspired by sacred sites and the practice of Buddhist pilgrimage in Asia."
Hanging fire : contemporary art from Pakistan by Salima Hashmi( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Accompanying the first U.S. museum exhibition devoted to contemporary art from Pakistan, this dynamic catalogue provides a groundbreaking look at recent and current trends in Pakistani art. Hanging Fire covers a fascinating range of subjects and media, from installation and video art to sculpture, drawing, and paintings in the contemporary miniature tradition. Essays by distinguished contributors from a variety of fields, including Salima Hashmi, Pakistani-American sociologist and historian Ayesha Jalal, and the celebrated novelist Mohsin Hamid, place contemporary Pakistani art in a cultural, historical, and artistic perspective." "The book's title, Hanging Fire, alludes to the contemporary economic, political, and social tensions - both local and global - from which these artists find their creative inspiration. It may also suggest to the viewer to delay judgment, particularly based on assumptions or preconceived notions about contemporary society and artistic expression in Pakistan today."--Jacket
Yoshitomo Nara : nobody's fool by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential and internationally renowned artists working today. Best known for his images of devilishly cute and Sometimes menacing animals and children, Nara's work relates not only to Japanese kawaii (cute) popular culture, but also reflects the sensibilities of youth subcultures worldwide with their focus on alienation and rebellion. Yoshitomo Nara assembles twenty years worth of paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings that map Nara's artistic evolution. The book and exhibition will make connections between Nara's work and Rock and Punk music, which have been both the inspiration and subject of many of his works
Princes and painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707-1857 by William Dalrymple( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the years 1707 and 1857, the cultural center of Delhi in North India was the locus of a dramatic shift of power with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Raj. This critical transitional period altered Indian culture, politics, and art, and brought unprecedented artistic innovation and experimentation. The artistic flowering of this time is evident in jewel-like portraits, miniature paintings, striking panoramas, and exquisite decorative arts crafted for Mughal emperors and European residents alike. Sumptuous color illustrations of such works illuminate the pages of this book, painting a vivid portrait of this important city and its art, artists, and patrons. Masterworks by major Mughal artists, such as Nidha Mal and Ghulam Ali Khan, and works by non-Mughal artists demonstrate the dynamic interplay of artistic production at this time. This largely overlooked period is explored in thought-provoking essays by a panel of distinguished scholars of Indian art, history, and literature to present an engaging look at this dynamic artistic culture in the midst of rapid change
From court to caravan : Chinese tomb sculptures from the collection of Anthony M. Solomon by Virginia Bower( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Court to Caravan features seventy-three exquisite Chinese tomb sculptures from the Anthony M. Solomon collection, which includes a particularly rich selection of sixth-century pieces and is noteworthy for its focus on unglazed, cold-painted sculptures. This book provides an up-to-date overview of China's wide variety of ceramic tomb sculptures, their place in Chinese material culture, and the influences of the Silk Route trade that they reveal."--Jacket
Nam June Paik : becoming robot by Nam June Paik( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new, fully illustrated catalog on the celebrated progenitor of video art, Nam June Paik (1932-2006), brings together a host of scholars, artists and Paik's own collaborators to illuminate the work of this innovative artist. An essay by curator Michelle Yun takes readers through Paik's highly original career, providing insight into his radical and witty experiments with technology, especially in relation to the body, which he viewed as vital platforms for the future of art, science and education. Scholars David Joselit and John Maeda contribute texts examining the artist's interest in new media and popular culture. A roundtable discussion with three of Paik's own artistic collaborators, and contemporary artists' statements shed light on the collaborative process and Paik's enduring influence on artistic practice today. Drawing on the newly established Nam June Paik Archive at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this catalogue also features never-before published primary sources that highlight Paik's prescient attitude towards the integration of increasingly indispensable technologies into modern life
Hunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576 by Jon Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kamakura : realism and spirituality in the sculpture of Japan( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kamakura period (11851333) 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 hollow interiors further enlivened the works and invested them with spiritual significance. Essays by noted scholars explore the sculptures 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
Sarah Sze : infinite line by Sarah Sze( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Asia Society Museum devotes an entire gallery floor to her work: a new large-scale installation accompanied by a selection of drawings and works on paper
Iran modern( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supported by a thriving art market in the Persian Gulf, interest in Iranian modern art has intensified in recent years. Iran Modern offers a timely exploration of the cultural diversity and production of avant-garde art in Iran after the Second World War and up to the revolution - from 1950 through 1979. Ten essays by distinguished scholars of art and history elucidate the early development of Iranian artists, patrons, galleries, art schools, architects, and writers who influenced and participated in the dynamic decades of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The essays describe a time when Iran experienced an outpouring of original and creative modern art and when the country was very much a part of the international art world. Exhibition: Asia Society Museum, NYC, USA (07.09.2013-05.01.2014)
Buddhist art of Myanmar( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of Buddhism in Myanmar (Burma) has resulted in the production of dazzling objects since the 5th century. This landmark publication presents the first overview of these magnificent works of art from major museums in Myanmar and collections in the United States, including sculptures, paintings, textiles, and religious implements created for temples and monasteries, or for personal devotion. Many of these pieces have never before been seen outside of Myanmar. Accompanied by brilliant color photography, essays by Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Donald M. Stadtner, and scholars from around the world synthesize the history of Myanmar from the ancient through colonial periods and discuss the critical links between religion, geography, governance, historiography, and artistic production. The authors examine the multiplicity of styles and techniques throughout the country, the ways Buddhist narratives have been conveyed through works of art, and the context in which the diverse objects were used. Certain to be the essential resource on the subject, 'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' illuminates two millennia of rarely seen masterpieces.0Exhibition: Asia Society Museum, NYC, USA (10.2.-10.5.2015)
Montien Boonma : temple of the mind by Monthīan Bunmā( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures of Asian Art : The Asia Society Museum Collection by Denise Patry Leidy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflected in the holdings of Asia Society, this book shows how contemporary artists from Asia and the diaspora have responded to seismic shifts in sociopolitical, economic, and cultural conditions. The book groups artworks to emphasize the strengths of the collection and to allow for broader discussion of the connections between historic and contemporary art. The initial section includes traditional works, divided by region. Following is a section devoted to contemporary works, including those made by Asians living abroad. The pieces are presented as part of a narrative, rather than discrete objects, thus allowing readers to consider history, region, religion, and technique as contextual touchstones in their appreciation of these treasures. Lavishly illustrated, this book acknowledges the enormous transformations that have taken place in Asian cultures, while also commemorating the continent's magnificent contributions throughout the history of art. (Exhibition: Asia Society Museum, New York, USA (12/20/2016 - 01/07/2018)
Gilded splendor : treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125) by Shen( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zao Wou-Ki : No limits = Zhao Wuji by Wou-ki Zao( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) developed a distinctive abstract style blending the visual poetry of Chinese painting and calligraphy with European pictorial traditions. This volume presents the artist's life and work. The essays consider the reception of Zao's work in the United States, his engagement with postwar abstraction, and his exploration of various artistic media
When gold blossoms : Indian jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson collection by Molly Emma Aitken( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The progressive revolution : modern art for a new India by Zehra Jumabhoy( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formed just months after the 1947 Partition of India and during tremendous violence and protest, the Progressive Artists Group (PAG) included artists seeking a break with their country's past and its cultural constraints. For nearly a decade these painters and sculptors explored ideas about art for a new nation. Through lush illustrations and scholarly essays, this volume looks at the brand of modernism the group espoused and its relevance and importance to contemporary art. The careers of artists K.H. Ara, S.K. Bakre, H.A. Gade, V.S. Gaitonde, M.F. Husain, Krishen Khanna, Ram Kumar, Tyeb Mehta, Akbar Padamsee, S.H. Raza, Mohan Samant, and F.N. Souza are presented in three sections. 'The Realists' explores how artists turned away from the trauma of Mumbai and toward folk and rural culture. 'India International' demonstrates how the Progressives mined contemporary artists such as Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, and Pablo Picasso to create their own distinct genre. 'Masters of the Game' brings together works created after the PAG's dissolution and shows how these pieces collectively gave visual form to the idea of India as secular, heterogeneous, international, and united. A valuable examination of the ways artistic expression can preserve and advance its cultural heritage, this volume captures an exciting time in India's art history.00Exhibition: Asia Society Museum, New York, USA (15.9.2018 - 20.1.2019)
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Monks and merchants : Silk Road treasures from Northwest China Gansu and Ningxia 4th-7th century
Arts of ancient Viet Nam : from river plain to open seaPilgrimage and Buddhist artHanging fire : contemporary art from PakistanYoshitomo Nara : nobody's foolFrom court to caravan : Chinese tomb sculptures from the collection of Anthony M. SolomonHunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576Montien Boonma : temple of the mindGilded splendor : treasures of China's Liao Empire (907-1125)When gold blossoms : Indian jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson collection
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