Figures of Speech Or Figures of Thought?: The Traditional View of Art
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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Ars sine scientia nihil
The Meeting of Eyes
An Early Passage On Indian Painting
Some References To Pictorial Relief
Notes On Savage Art
Symptom Diagnosis and Regimen
The Life of Symbol
List of Abbreviations and Short Titles
actually adornment aesthetic Aristotle artist Augustine author’s beauty body Bonaventura Buddha Buddhist art called Christian colors concept Coomaraswamy corresponding criticism culture decoration delight Dionysius distinction divine doctrine Eckhart essential example expression fact ﬁrst formal cause Gandhāra Greek human iconography ideas imitation implies Indian intellectual intelligible intention Jātaka kind Lévy-Bruhl light literally lotus man’s manasā material matter means mediaeval Meister Eckhart mental merely metaphysical mind modern myth Nāga Natura naturans nature object operation originally ornament painting Pāli participation Perennial Philosophy perfection Phaedrus philosophy picture Plato pleasure Plotinus point of view Prajāpati primitive principle reality realized reference religion René Guénon representation Republic ritual Sanskrit Scholastic sense Shaker soul speak spiritual supports of contemplation symbol Tathāgata Theol things Thomas thought Timaeus tion traditional trans true truth understand Upaniṣads values Vedic Witelo words