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The late Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, curator of Indian art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, uniquely combined art historian, philosopher, orientalist, linguist, and expositor in his person. His knowledge of the arts and handcrafts of the Orient was unexcelled and his numerous monographs on Oriental art either established or revolutionized entire fields. He was also a great Orientalist, with an almost unmatched understanding of traditional culture. He 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.

Finally, Coomaraswamy was a provocative writer, whose erudition was expressed in a delightful, aphoristic style. The nine essays in this book are among his most stimulating. They discuss such matters as the true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, and the importance of intellectual and philosophical background to the artists; they demonstrate that 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.

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Nine of the most famous essays by the preeminent philosopher and art historian, exploring such subjects as the true function of aesthetics in art and the importance of symbolism.

Synopsis:

9 essays by philosopher-art-historian: symbolism, traditional culture, folk art, ideal portraiture, etc.

Synopsis:

Nine of the most famous essays by the preeminent philosopher and art historian, exploring such subjects as the true function of aesthetics in art and the importance of symbolism.

Table of Contents

I. WHY EXHIBIT WORKS OF ART?

II. "THE CHRISTIAN AND ORIENTAL, OR TRUE, PHILOSOPHY OF ART"

III. "IS ART A SUPERSTITION, OR A WAY OF LIFE?"

    POSTSCRIPT: IS ART A SUPERSTITION OR A WAY OF LIFE? A REVIEW

IV. "WHAT IS THE USE OF ART, ANYWAY?"

V. BEAUTY AND TRUTH

VI. THE NATURE OF MEDIÆVAL ART

VII. THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPTION OF IDEAL PORTRAITURE

VIII. "THE NATURE OF "FOLKLORE" AND "POPULAR ART"

IX. BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS : A REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486203782
Author:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish, PhD
Author:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Coomaraswamy
Subject:
philosophy of art
Subject:
Christian art.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.35 lb

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