Archives of Asian Art, vol. 59 (2009)

Archives of Asian Art vol. 59 cover

The table of contents below contains links to the MUSE edition of each article, along with the first paragraph of the introductory essay and a sample image from each of the main articles.

The Historiography of Reuse in South Asia
Alka Patel, 1

Excerpt: “It is little wonder that the historical phenomenon of architectural and sculptural reuse has attracted the attention of scholars investigating many regions and time periods. The late Roman empire and its immediate cultural diaspora (4th–5th c. CE), the Byzantine and Islamic worlds (6th–11th c. CE), and medieval Europe (12th–14th c. CE) are among the geographies and time periods known in scholarly ambits for reuse of architectural and sculptural fragments. Reuse of older elements to create new buildings or other composites is an eminently pragmatic human activity, with, additionally imaginative, allusory, and less tangible implications. To modern scholars and other viewers, historical instances of the integration of older and sometimes non-local elements into new works seems to signal, at least at first sight, the physical bringing together of different cultures and eras. Where scholars and/or the public have defined religions, states, or communities as mutually antagonistic, one group’s reuse of its rivals’ creations—whether wholesale or in part—seems to promise especially rich historical insight, indicating either the ultimate triumph of one over the other, or alternatively, their ultimate resolution of differences.”

Fortified Maṭhas and Fortress Mosques: The Transformation and Reuse of Hindu Monastic Sites in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
Tamara I. Sears, 7

Surwāyā, overview of site

Surwāyā, overview of site

Expanding the Ghurid Architectural Corpus East of the Indus: The Jāgeśvara Temple at Sādaḍi, Rajasthan
Alka Patel, 33

Mosque of Qutb al-Din Aibeg at the Qutbi Complex. Delhi. Founded 1192-1193.

Mosque of Qutb al-Din Aibeg at the Qutbi Complex. Delhi. Founded 1192-1193.

Translating Sacred Space in Bijāpur: The Mosques of Karīm al-Dīn and Khwāja Jahān
Katherine E. Kasdorf, 57

Mosque of Karīm al-Dīn, Bijāpur

Mosque of Karīm al-Dīn, Bijāpur

Parataxis and the Practice of Reuse, from Mughal Margins to Mīr Kalān Khān
Molly Emma Aitken, 81

Bhīl couple with horseman. India. Mughal, 18th c.

Bhīl couple with horseman. India. Mughal, 18th c.

Contesting the Lost Land, New Land, and Pure Land: Buddhist Steles of Seventh-Century Korea
Sunkyung Kim, 105

Standing Buddha (obverse and reverse). 539 CE. Koguryo, Korea.

Standing Buddha (obverse and reverse). 539 CE. Koguryo, Korea.

Art of Asia Acquired by North American Museums, 2006–2008
135

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