Performing the Visual
The Practice of Buddhist Wall Painting in China and Central Asia, 618-960
Sarah E. Fraser

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Table of Contents for Performing the Visual

Table of Contents for Performing the Visual

 

Introduction.  The Sketch: Historical, Thematic, and Stylistic Issues

 

1.      The Economics of Buddhist Art:  Compensation and Organization

 

2.      The Cognitive Practices of the Wall Painter

 

3.      The Influence of the Dunhuang Sketches:  Fenben and Monochrome Drawing

 

4.      Banners and Ritual-Practice Diagrams:  Two Additional Types of Sketches

 

5.      Performance:  Orality and Visuality

 

6.      Sketching, Performance, and Spontaneity in Tang China

 

 

Appendix I: Ground Plans and Elevations of Fifteen Cave-temples with The Magic Competition, 862-980 C.E.

 

Appendix 2: Location of Common Compositions in Grottoes, 862-980 C.E.

 

Appendix 3:

            Table A: Measurements of The Magic Competition Murals and Sketches

            Table B: Measurements of Raudraksha and Sariputra in The Magic Competition

Table C: Height of Subsidiary Figures Depicted Near Raudraksha’s Dais in The Magic Competition

 

Appendix 4: Sets of Near-Identical Banners

 

Notes

Bibliography

Character List

General Index

Index of Paintings and Manuscripts Cited