Asian Material Culture

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Marianne Hulsbosch, Elizabeth Bedford, Martha Chaiklin
Amsterdam University Press, 2009 - Social Science - 231 pages

This richly illustrated volume offers the reader unique insight into the materiality of Asian cultures and the ways in which objects and practices can simultaneously embody and exhibit aesthetic and functional characteristics, as well as everyday and spiritual aspirations. Though each chapter is representative, rather than exhaustive, in its portrayal of Asian material culture, together they clearly demonstrate that objects are entities that resonate with discourses of human relationships, personal and group identity formations, ethics, values, trade, and, above all, distinctive futures.

 

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A very informative book about Asian material culture. It is very nice to hear about the traditional ralli quilts of Pakistan.

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Marianne Hulsbosch is a senior lecturer and course director of visual arts and design education at the University of Sydney. Elizabeth Bedford is an independent scholar who has lectured at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Sydney. Martha Chaiklin is assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

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