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Inaricho¯ in the Low City: Im-practical Worldly Benefits

Heine Steven

in Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Tokyo Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195386202
eISBN:
9780199918362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386202.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The final chapter investigates the role played by butsudan shops concentrated on the main street in the Shitamachi neighborhood of Inarichō as seen in their relation to other important sacred, ... More


Tangible versus Intangible Materiality: Interpreting Gaudí and the Colliding Forces of Traditional and Innovative Construction

Mark Burry

in Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474420570
eISBN:
9781474453905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420570.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

For architects, stone is the most enduring of all materials available to construct their dreams. Mark Burry’s chapter draws on critical aspects of Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí's personal ... More


Picturing the Shanghai Artist: Subjects and Audiences

Roberta Wue

in Art Worlds: Artists, Images, and Audiences in Late Nineteenth-Century Shanghai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208463
eISBN:
9789888313280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208463.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Looks at portraits of the art world produced by Shanghai’s best-known artist, Ren Bonian (1840-1896). Unique for their near-exclusive focus on art world sitters, these are portraits in which the ... More


Abstracted Subjectivity and Knowledge-Worlds: Aleksandr Sokurov’s Taurus (2001)

Vlad Strukov

in Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407649
eISBN:
9781474422024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407649.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Taurus poses questions about the nature of death and life whereby the two are indistinguishable from one another. One of the main technical features and optical tropes in the film is that of the ... More


Stone: Lost Ladies

Andrea Ria Stevens

in Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Returning to the topics of death, resurrection, and transfiguration with which the book begins, this final chapter explores the stage convention of ‘whiteface’ and the shared materiality of idols, ... More


Nabokov and Machado de Assis

Brain Boyd

in Stalking Nabokov

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter compares Vladimir Nabokov with Brazilian novelist Joaquím Maria Machado de Assis and examines how the similarities and differences between them throw light on the resources of fiction ... More


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