Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism

By: Titus Burckhardt (Author), Brian Keeble (Frwd) & Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Ed.)

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It is an edited collection of the author's most important articles on oriental art and symbolism, with illustrations from the traditional oriental civilizations. These illustrations provide an insightful descriptions and explanations, with a small taste of the beauty that permeated the traditional Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist worlds - a beauty that has in large part been overwhelmed and swallowed by our modern era. Part I, 'Oriental Art', begins with Burckhardt's introduction to traditional oriental art. In the following three chapters the author explores the artistic foundations of each of the three great oriental religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism, focusing particularly on the Hindu temple, the Buddha image, and Chinese landscape painting. Part II provides insights that enable us to compare the underlying spiritual values that are the foundation for traditional cultures, with the quantitative analyses that are the starting point for today's technological societies. In the following five chapters Burckhardt then explores examples of selected recurring symbols in the oriental worlds, such as the mirror, the sacred mask, and the serpent and dragon.Printed Pages: 146.

Title: Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism

Author Name: Titus Burckhardt (Author), Brian Keeble (Frwd) & Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Ed.)

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 8178223724

ISBN 13: 9788178223728

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 102502

Keywords: Foundations of Oriental Art and Symbolism Titus Burckhardt (Author), Brian Keeble (Frwd) & Michael Oren Fitzgerald (Ed.)