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Title What's the use of art? [electronic resource] : Asian visual and material culture in context / Jan Mrázek and Morgan Pitelka, editors.
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c2008.
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 Electronic Book  NK1037 .W43 2008eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (313 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Wrapping and unwrapping art / Morgan Pitelka -- Functions -- From the living rock: understanding figural representation in early South Asia / Robert Decaroli -- Disposable but indispensable: the earthenware vessel as vehicle of meaning in Japan / Louise Allison Cort -- From the wedding chamber to the museum: relocating the ritual arts of Madhubani / Richard H. Davis -- In the realm of the indigo queen: dyeing, exchange magic, and the elusive tourist dollar on Sumba / Janet Hoskins -- Movements -- Plunder, markets, and museums: the biographies of Chinese imperial objects in Europe and North America / James L. Hevia -- Situating moving objects: a Sino-Japanese catalogue of imported items, 800 CE to the present / Cynthea J. Bogel -- Memories -- Angkor revisited: the state of statuary / Ashley Thompson -- An ancestral keris, Balinese kingship, and a modern presidency / Lene Pedersen -- Raw ingredients and deposit boxes in Balinese sanctuaries: a congruence of obsessions / Kaja M. McGowan -- Conclusion -- Ways of experiencing art: art history, television, and Javanese wayang / Jan Mrázek -- Contributors.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Art objects, Asian.
Material culture -- Asia.
Antiques -- Asia.
Related Names Mrázek, Jan.
Pitelka, Morgan, 1972-
Related To Print version: What's the use of art?. Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c2008. What's the use of art?. Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c2008 9780824830632 0824830636 (DLC) 2007031696
ISBN 9781435666306 (electronic bk.)
1435666305 (electronic bk.)