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Consuming the devil's idols : (re)presenting Tibetan art in the United States

McGowan, Dianne


This dissertation examines the transformation of Tibetan artefacts into fine art. I seek to understand how this transformation originated, why and when it occurred and, most significantly, the value creation processes associated with maintaining artworlds. My original contribution is the analysis of the history of Tibetan art's reception in the west. In essence, I investigate the western commodification of Tibetan art during the twentieth century. The focus of this study is the central locus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fc92acde5e
Access Rights: Open Access


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