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Author McDaniel, Justin, author.

Title Architects of Buddhist leisure : socially disengaged Buddhism in Asia's museums, monuments, and amusement parks / Justin Thomas McDaniel.

Publication Info. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource
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Series Contemporary Buddhism
Contemporary Buddhism.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Monuments and metabolism : Kenzo Tange and the attempts to bring new architecture to Buddhism's oldest site -- Ecumenical parks and cosmological gardens : Braphai and Lek Wiriyaphan and Buddhist spectacle culture -- Buddhist museums and curio cabinets : Shi Fa Zhao and ecumenism without an agenda.
Summary Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia's culture of Buddhist leisure through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how "secular" and "religious," "public" and "private," are in many ways false binaries. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 2, 2016).
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Tange, Kenz, 1913-2005.
Lek Wiriyaphan.
Fazhao, Shi.
Lek Wiriyaphan. (OCoLC)fst00479117
Tange, Kenz, 1913-2005. (OCoLC)fst00019866
Architecture and recreation -- Asia.
Buddhist architecture -- Asia.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Public, Commercial & Industrial.
RELIGION -- Buddhism -- General.
Architecture and recreation. (OCoLC)fst00813571
Buddhist architecture. (OCoLC)fst01727575
Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240495
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McDaniel, Justin. Architects of Buddhist leisure. Honolulu : University of Hawai‘i Press, [2017] 9780824865986 0824865987 (DLC) 2016034121 (OCoLC)954038240
ISBN 9780824866013 (electronic bk.)
0824866010 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. CHNEW 000950654
CHVBK 483517038

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