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Reflections On The Contribution Of Art History To Transdisciplinary Research In Vienna: The Example Of The Nako Sacred Compound

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Art historical studies conducted within the framework of the translational research made possible by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) usually privilege a method similar to that used by earlier generations of Viennese art historians. The chapter examines the problem of determining the cultural contexts in which the oldest Nako temples were produced. Then, it suggests an appropriate avenue of research to determine if the plan and architectural decoration corresponded with the prescribed measurements and proportions found in the relevant Indic and Tibetan literature. Finally, the author notes that such a study is only now for the first time possible, as a result of the precise data accumulated through the translational research on the Nako temples.

Keywords: Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Indic literature; Nako sacred compound; Tibetan literature; translational research; Viennese art historians



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