Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art

By: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

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The nine essays in this book are among author's most stimulating. They discuss such matters as true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, and the importance of intellectual & philosophical background to the artist, they analyse the role of traditional culture in enriching art, they demonstrate the abstract art and primitive art, despite superficial resemblances, are completely divergent and they deal with the common philosophy which pervades all great art, the nature of medieval art, folklore and modern art, the beauty inherent in mathematics, and the union of traditional symbolism and individual portraiture in premodern cultures. The author is a great Orientalist and has covered the philosophic and religious experience of the entire premodern world, East and West, and for him primitive, medieval European, and classical Indian experiences of truth and art were only different dialects in a common language. Printed Pages: 146.

Title: Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art

Author Name: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Categories: India, Art & Art History,

Edition: Fifth Impression

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

ISBN: 8121503124

ISBN 13: 9788121503129

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 026708

Keywords: Indian Art Ananda K. Coomaraswamy