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Comparative Hell
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Comparative Hell (Hardback)

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Synopsis

Contemporary popular culture is

filled with demonic imagery - from vampires to Goth girls. These

subjects in popular culture have roots in eastern and western traditions

of depicting hell and its inhabitants, however, few have an

understanding of the breadth and depth of religious traditions that make

up the foundation of these contemporary phenomena. Comparative Hell

is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated catalogue to present

traditions of hell imagery and their relationship to the development of

ancient and contemporary visual materials in Asia.





Through essays

by world-renowned scholars of art history and religious studies, as well

as detailed object entries and breath-taking images, this

cross-cultural volume of artworks explores the common human desire for

spiritual transformation and the role of the concept of hell in shaping

the visual cultures of Asia's dominant systems of belief: Buddhism,

Daoism, Hinduism, and Islam. The publication explores differences in

conceptions of the afterlife and artistic practices from religion to

religion and culture to culture, organised around the themes of the

binary of Hell and Heaven or Paradise; Judgement; Punishment; and

Salvation.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsExhibition catalogues & specific collectionsArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsReligious subjects depicted in art Publisher: Officina Libraria Publication Date: 13/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9788833671055  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. Adriana Proser is John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art at Asia Society. Phyllis Granoff is the Lex Hixon Professor of World Religions at Yale University. Christiane Gruber is Professor of Islamic Art in the History of Art Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. D. Max Moerman is Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University. Goh Geok Yian is Associate Chair (Research) and Associate Professor of History at the School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Michelle Yun is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum.

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