WorldCat Identities

Durham, Jeffrey

Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 14 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeffrey Durham
Divine bodies : sacred imagery in Asian art by Qamar Adamjee( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when the divine is given a body? Have gods created humans in their image, or is it the other way around? How do people express their values through the forms with which they present their bodies?Divine Bodies is a thought-provoking Asian art history book that explores intriguing questions like these raised by the sacred art traditions of Asia. Approximately 45 artworks from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection show how artists have envisioned the divine, imbuing it with forms that are meant to reflect supernatural qualities. Additionally, 20 contemporary photographs suggest how some artists today deal with questions about the body and its manifold expressions. The book explores how ideal beauty is interpreted in different Asian cultures, how that beauty can be transformed by altering the forms of the body, how deities maintain their identity despite changes to their form, and how divine beings are represented after their death. By viewing these deity-images, readers-whether religious or not-can perceive the messages that artists wish to convey. But Divine Bodies invites readers to do more than just recognize and relate to the meanings inscribed on divine bodies: it also shows how divine imagery shapes and reflects the daily experiences of ordinary people
Awaken : a Tibetan Buddhist journey toward enlightenment by Jeffrey Durham( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Curators Dr. John Henry Rice, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, VMFA, and Jeffrey Durham, Associate Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, co-authored the catalogue, which presents the exhibition's spectacular Himalayan art, explores the philosophical tenets encoded in the works, and details an immersive process of self-discovery. Complementary essays examine Tibetan Buddhism's ritual tools, paintings, symbolic imagery, and artistic traditions. The catalogue covers Buddhism's essential teachings, including descriptions of rituals, deities, and art, both traditional and contemporary"--
Every traveler on the Fairbanks Trail knows Sullivan's : the big comfortable roadhouse on the Dry Delta. J.E. Sullivan and wife, proprietors by Jeffrey Durham( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Waves and vibrations series by George MacRae( )

1 edition published in 1982 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.27 for Waves and ... to 0.79 for Awaken : a ...)