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Flowing Traces: Buddhism in the Literary and Visual Arts of Japan (Princeton Legacy Library)

James H. Sanford; William R. Lafleur

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ISBN 10: 0691073651 / ISBN 13: 9780691073651
Published by Princeton University Press, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Pristine inside and out with no names or writing. Only faults tonign to spine and a tiny tear to upper edge of jacket next to spine, which almost disappears in brand new mylar cover. Book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" and has 275 pages including index. Text includes nine chapters, each written by a different author. Topics are: Symbol and Yugen -- Shunzei's Use of Tendai Buddhism; Nature, Courtly Imagery and Sacred Meaning in the Ipppen Hijiri-e; Prefiguration and Narrative in Medieval Hagiography -- The Ippen Hijiri-e; Coping with Death -- Paradigms of Heaven and Hell and the Six Realms in Early Literature and Painting; Seeing and Being Seen --The Mirror of Performance; "The Path of My Mountain" -- Buddhism in No; Chujohime -- The Weaving of Her Legend; Multiple Commemorations --The Vegetable Nehan of Ito Jakuchi and Holy Horrors --The Sermon Ballads 0f Medieval and Early Modern Japan. Bookseller Inventory # 28097

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Title: Flowing Traces: Buddhism in the Literary and...

Publisher: Princeton University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Printing.

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According to the contributors to this volume, the relationship of Buddhism and the arts in Japan is less the rendering of Buddhist philosophical ideas through artistic imagery than it is the development of concepts and expressions in a virtually inseparable unity. By challenging those who consider religion to be the primary phenomenon and art the secondary arena for the apprehension of religious meanings, these essays reveal the collapse of other dichotomies as well. Touching on works produced at every social level, they explore a fascinating set of connections within Japanese culture and move to re-envision such usual distinctions as religion and art, sacred and secular, Buddhism and Shinto, theory and substance, elite and popular, and even audience and artist. The essays range from visual and literary hagiographies to No drama, to Sermon-Ballads, to a painting of the Nirvana of Vegetables. The contributors to the volume are James H. Foard, Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis, Frank Hoff, Laura S. Kaufman, William R. LaFleur, Susan Matisoff, Barbara Ruch, Yoshiaki Shimizu, and Royall Tyler.


Originally published in 1992.


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