Figures of Speech Or Figures of Thought?: The Traditional View of Art

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2007 - 255 pages
This new edition of Coomaraswamy's classic book, considered his most important work on the philosophy of art, includes all of the revisions Coomaraswamy had wanted to add to the original edition.
 

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Contents

A Figure of Speech or a Figure of Thought?
1
The Mediaeval Theory of Beauty
31
Ornament
71
Ars sine scientia nihil
85
The Meeting of Eyes
89
Shaker Furniture
93
Literary Symbolism
99
Intention
107
An Early Passage On Indian Painting
183
Some References To Pictorial Relief
189
Primitive Mentality
191
Notes On Savage Art
213
Symptom Diagnosis and Regimen
223
The Life of Symbol
227
List of Abbreviations and Short Titles
231
List of Works
243

Imitation Expression and Participation
117
The Intellectual Operation in Indian Art
129
The Nature of Buddhist Art
145
Saṃvega Aesthetic Shock
177
Biographical Notes
247
Index
249
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