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Sacred Objects and Design in Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Buddhism began around the fourth century B.C.E., when Prince Siddhārta Gautama (also known as Śākyamuni, “the sage of the Śākya clan”) attained awakening (after which, he came to be praised as the Buddha or “the awakened one”) and began...

Painting, Printing, and Book Culture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article discusses the development of drawing and painting in Mongolia chronologically from the prehistoric period to the present day. Through such topics as origins of drawing, early evidences of painting, patronage, Buddhist culture...

Carving and Sculpture in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article introduces practices of carving and sculpting in Mongolia historically and in modern days. Similar to painting and drawing, nomads were engaged in artistic productions from ancient times despite their lifestyle of seasonal...

Theorizing the hari kuyō

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When Bill Brown analyzes how the thingness of material objects is apprehended, he does so from a modern Western perspective that takes for granted the ontological distinction between subject and object, human and non-human (Brown 2001: 1...

Religious and Traditional Ideas of Japan (with Design Focus)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Two principal strands of aesthetic tradition underpin the history of Japanese design right up to modern times: religious tradition—namely Shintō and Buddhism—and the traditions of daily life. Also, the design of artifacts from the Jōmon...

Architecture in Pre-Modern China

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...This article reviews a brief history of the designs of urban cities, spatial layout of a complex of buildings, and structure and construction of ancient architecture in pre-modern China with three major categories: palatial...

Architecture and Urbanism in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Mongols are well known as yurt-dwellers, but they also built sedentary cities, palaces, and Buddhist temples. Mongol architecture is a particularly rich subject for studying new syntheses that issued from cultural interactions between...

Religious and Traditional Ideas of Korea in Design

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korean religion and tradition are closely intertwined and this fact has helped to establish the uniqueness of Korean culture. Both still influence the daily life of Korean people. Before the 1890s, when Korea opened its gates to the West...

Metalwork and Woodwork in Mongolia

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Metalwork and woodwork existed on a small scale throughout Mongolia, where local nomadic workshops produced artifacts of everyday life and weapons in time of war. More luxury items were imported or copied by Mongol artisans, or made...

Facilitators and intermediaries in lands to the east

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Symbol, Pattern & Symmetry : The Cultural Significance of Structure

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...As the previous chapter highlighted, various Near Eastern civilizations participated in trade, principally with lands to the east, during the last few millennia bce and subsequently. To state the obvious, trade is not possible without...