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In the Present work of Coomaraswamy attempts to explain the theory behind medieval European and Asian art, especially art in India. He further supplements the Indian theorywith that of the Chinese. The first principle of his theories is that art does not exist for its own sake; it exists as means to some religious conditions or experience. The comparison with medieval European art in this respect is extremely illuminating. He further shows that both differ radically from the post-Renaissance European Art.Coomaraswamy discusses the theory of art in Asia in the first chapter and contends that the Indian artist did not seek an illusion of Nature, rather he tried to create a truthful suggestion of the character of the subject. He examines, in the second chapter, the medieval European aesthetics in terms of the fourteenth century German mystic, Meister Eckhart. Following chapters investigate through Indian texts the psychology of the Indian view of art. And finally, the origin and use of images in India are discussed in the last chapter.Printed Pages: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101628
Inhaltsangabe: An attempt to explain the theory behind medieval European and Asiatic art, especially art in India.
About the Author: The late Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, curator of Indian art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, uniquely combined the roles of art historian, philosopher, orientalist, linguist, and expositor. His knowledge of the arts and handcrafts of the Orient was unsurpassed, and his numerous monographs on Oriental art either established, or revolutionized, entire fields. Coomaraswamy was one of the foremost Orientalists of his time, with an almost unmatched understanding of traditional culture. He mastered the philosophic and religious terrain 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 of a common language.
Titel: The Transformation of Nature in Art
Verlag: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/MLBD
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New
Buchbeschreibung New York. Dover, 1956. Paperback, 245 Seiten. Format 13,5 x 20,3 cm. Außen etwas berieben, sonst guter Zustand. Theories of art in Indian, chinese and European medieval art, iconography, ideal representation, perspective and space Relations. Artikel-Nr. V22266
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge 1934, Harvard. Black cloth, very clean, 245p.,notes, Sanskrit glossary, list of Chinese characters, bibliography, top gilt, solid copy. FIRST EDITIONFIRST EDITION Intelligent discussion about the theory of art in Asia, re-actions to art in India, aesthetic of the Sukranitisara, or-igin and use of images in India, Paroksa, Abhasa, origin &use of images in India. Highly useful art history monograph.Book description text protected by Copyright. Artikel-Nr. 95821201