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Spirits in Transcultural Skies: Auspicious and Protective Spirits in Artefacts and Architecture Between East and West

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Spirits in Transcultural Skies: Auspicious and Protective Spirits in Artefacts and Architecture Between East and West - Gutschow, Niels (Editor), and Weiler, Katharina (Editor)
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The volume investigates the visualization of both ritual and decorative aspects of auspiciousness and protection in the form of celestial characters in art and architecture. In doing so, it covers more than two and a half millennia and a broad geographical area, documenting a practice found in nearly every corner of the world. Its transcultural approach aims at gaining insights into cultural dynamics and consistent networks and defining new historical mindmaps; it examines reciprocal effects and aspects of interwovenness in ...

Spirits in Transcultural Skies: Auspicious and Protective Spirits in Artefacts and Architecture Between East and West 2014, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319116310

2015 edition

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