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Title Transcending patterns : Silk Road cultural and artistic interactions through central Asian textile images / Mariachiara Gasparini.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [2020]


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series Perspectives on the global past
Perspectives on the global past.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-242) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 23, 2020).
Subject Textile fabrics -- Asia, Central.
Textile design -- Asia, Central.
Trade routes -- Social aspects -- Asia, Central.
Silk Road -- History.
Art, Asian.
Central Asia.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Introduction : a medieval matrix -- The development of Central Asian textile imagery -- The Sino-Sogdian matrix and its preservation -- The adaptation of ancient Central Asian patterns -- A kinship of images -- Conclusion : a step away from the Renaissance.
Summary In 'Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles', Mariachiara Gasparini investigates the origin and effects of a textile-mediated visual culture that developed at the heart of the Silk Road between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Through the analysis of the Turfan Textile Collection in the Museum of Asian Art in Berlin and more than a thousand textiles held in collections worldwide, Gasparini discloses and reconstructs the rich cultural entanglements along the Silk Road, between the coming of Islam and the rise of the Mongol Empire, from the Tarim to Mediterranean Basin. Exploring in detail the iconographic transfer between different agents and different media from Central Asian caves to South Italian churches, the author depicts and describes the movement and exchange of portable objects such as sculpture, wall painting, and silk fragments across the Asian continent and across the ages.
Other Title Print version: Gasparini, Mariachiara Transcending patterns Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2020 9780824877989
Other Title Silk Road cultural and artistic interactions through central Asian textile images