By: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Richard J. Cohen
New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2003
Seller ID: 101629
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 an... View More...