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Author Nguyen, Trian.
Title How to make the universe right : the art of the shaman from Vietnam and southern China / Trian Nguyen ; the catalogue of an exhibition curated by Barry Kitnick, Dan Mills, and Trian Nguyen.
Publication Info. Santa Barbara, CA : Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, [2015]
Open Library Cover
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Description 208 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held January 16-May 1, 2015 at the Bates College Museum of Art and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207).
Contents The shaman priest and priestess : their heavenly mission and the ordination rituals -- Initiation into the spiritual path of the Dao : the three basic painting scrolls of the Yao -- A full set of eighteen paintings : the pantheon of a fully ordained shaman priest in the Yao tradition -- The twelve guardian deities : healing the sick, warding off evil forces, and providing protection for the household and community -- The four heavenly messengers : the liaison officials of time and space -- Finding the way to heaven : the long painting scrolls -- Going through the dark courts : the ten kings of the underworld -- Wearing the universe : shaman robes, garments, and paraphernalia -- Ritual instruments : sealed approval of the heavenly work on earth -- Checklist.
Subject Art, Vietnamese -- Exhibitions.
Art, Chinese -- Exhibitions.
Ceremonial objects -- Vietnam -- Exhibitions.
Ceremonial objects -- China, Southwest -- Exhibitions.
Shamanism -- Vietnam -- Exhibitions.
Shamanism -- China, Southwest -- Exhibitions.
Minorities -- Vietnam -- Religion -- Exhibitions.
Minorities -- China, Southwest -- Religion -- Exhibitions.
Genre or Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author University of California, Santa Barbara. Art, Design & Architecture Museum, host institution.
New York Society Library. Book Committee. 2020. ZNS
Added Title Art of the shaman from Vietnam and southern China
ISBN 9780942006124 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0942006127 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780942006162 (e-book)