Coverart for item
The Resource Spirits in transcultural skies : auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West, Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler, editors, (electronic book)

Spirits in transcultural skies : auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West, Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler, editors, (electronic book)

Label
Spirits in transcultural skies : auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West
Title
Spirits in transcultural skies
Title remainder
auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West
Statement of responsibility
Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The volume investigates the visualization of both ritual and decorative aspects of auspiciousness and protection in the form of celestial characters in art and architecture. In doing so, it covers more than two and a half millennia and a broad geographical area, documenting a practice found in nearly every corner of the world. Its transcultural approach aims at gaining insights into cultural dynamics and consistent networks and defining new historical mindmaps; it examines reciprocal effects and aspects of interwovenness in art and architecture with a view to reconceptualizing their established realms. The collection opens a window on a phenomenon in the history of art and architecture that has never before been considered from this perspective. The book focuses on a transcultural iconography of aerial spirits, goddesses and gods in art history, pursuing a methodologically innovative approach in order to redefine and develop the practice of identification and classification of motifs as a means to understanding meaning, and attempting to challenge the categories defined by academic disciplines
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
700/.4820211
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N8012.G63
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gutschow, Niels
  • Weiler, Katharina
Series statement
Transcultural research-- Heidelberg studies on Asia and Europe in a global context,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Gods in art
Label
Spirits in transcultural skies : auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West, Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler, editors, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Goddess of Victory in Greek and Roman Art -- The Iconography of Zoroastrian Angelology in Sasanian Art and Architecture -- Angels as Agents of Transfer between Hebrew Origins, Byzantium and Western Europe. Marienberg in South Tyrol as a Case Study -- The Dragon in Transcultural Skies: Its Celestial Aspect in the Early and Medieval Islamic World -- Winged Immortals and Heavenly Beings Across the East Asian Skies -- How Celestial Spirits Became Winged in the Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Sixth to Nineteenth Century) -- Solomonic Angels in a Mughal Sky: The Wall Paintings of the Kala Burj at the Lahore Fort Revisited and Their Reception in Later South Asian and Qajar Art -- Ethereal Imagery: Symbolic Attributes in the Art and Architecture of India -- Entangled Visualities: Celestial Beings in Early Twentieth Century Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal -- Epilogue
Control code
SPR897376984
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319116327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-11632-7
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Spirits in transcultural skies : auspicious and protective spirits in artefacts and architecture between East and West, Niels Gutschow, Katharina Weiler, editors, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Goddess of Victory in Greek and Roman Art -- The Iconography of Zoroastrian Angelology in Sasanian Art and Architecture -- Angels as Agents of Transfer between Hebrew Origins, Byzantium and Western Europe. Marienberg in South Tyrol as a Case Study -- The Dragon in Transcultural Skies: Its Celestial Aspect in the Early and Medieval Islamic World -- Winged Immortals and Heavenly Beings Across the East Asian Skies -- How Celestial Spirits Became Winged in the Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Sixth to Nineteenth Century) -- Solomonic Angels in a Mughal Sky: The Wall Paintings of the Kala Burj at the Lahore Fort Revisited and Their Reception in Later South Asian and Qajar Art -- Ethereal Imagery: Symbolic Attributes in the Art and Architecture of India -- Entangled Visualities: Celestial Beings in Early Twentieth Century Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal -- Epilogue
Control code
SPR897376984
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 221 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319116327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-11632-7
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...