The Bird in the Corner of the Painting: Some Problems with the Use of Buddhist Texts to Study Buddhist Ornamental Art in Thailand

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McDaniel, Justin;
  • Publisher: Université de Provence
  • Journal: Moussons (issn: 1620-3224, eissn: 2262-8363)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4000/moussons.2966
  • Subject: art | History of Asia | DS1-937 | oiseau | H | Buddhism | ornament | Bouddhisme | théorie des affects | Thaïlande | Social Sciences | Thailand | bird | affect theory | ornement | material culture | decoration | culture matérielle

Despite the prevalence of ornament and decoration in Buddhist monasteries in Thailand, as an art form, ornament has been almost entirely ignored in favor of the study of narrative and didactic art and literature. In this paper, I approach the subject of temple ornament ... View more
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