Essays on Jaina Art

By: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Richard J. Cohen

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His writings on Jaina art span the entire period of his active working life as an art historian. He published his first article on the subject in 1914 and ended with a book review in 1943, four years before his death. Jaina art and its symbolic inventory held a special place in Coomaraswamy's formulation of the history of Indian painting, indeed Indian civilization itself. He was the first to recognize its chronological place in the succession of style. The Jaina paintings are not only important for the student of Jaina iconography and archaeology which are illustrative of costumes, manners and customs, but are of greater interest because they are the oldest Indian paintings on paper, representing an almost unknown school of lndian artHolding the view that in order to make these paintings fully comprehensible, a short account of Jainism and of the legends of Mahavira and Kalakacarya, which are the main subject of the paintings is given in this volume. The chapters that follow deal with the explanation of various terms; Jaina cosmology; aesthetics and relationships of Jaina painting; the illustrated Jaina manuscripts; description of the figures; followed by a large number of illustrations.Printed Pages: 110.

Title: Essays on Jaina Art

Author Name: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Richard J. Cohen

Categories: India, Aesthetics, Art,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2003

ISBN: 8173045348

ISBN 13: 9788173045349

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101629

Keywords: Essays on Jaina Art Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Richard J. Cohen