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Author Fraser, Sarah Elizabeth.

Title Performing the visual : the practice of Buddhist wall painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960 / Sarah E. Fraser.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    755.943 FRA    Available
Description xvi, 342 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-326) and index.
Contents The sketch : historical, thematic, and stylistic issues -- The economics of Buddhist art : compensation and organization -- The cognitive practices of the wall painter -- The influences of the Dunhuang sketches : Fenben and monochrome drawing -- Banners and ritual-practice diagrams : two additional types of sketches -- Performance : orality and visuality -- Sketching, performance, and spontaneity in Tang China.
Subject Mural painting and decoration, Chinese -- China -- Dunhuang Caves -- Tang-Five dynasties, 618-960.
Mural painting and decoration, Buddhist -- China -- Dunhuang Caves.
Mural painting and decoration -- China -- Dunhuang Caves -- Technique.
Artists' preparatory studies -- China -- Dunhuang Caves.
ISBN 0804745331 (cloth : alk. paper)

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