Sacred Art in East and West: Its Principles and Methods

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Perennial Books, 1967 - Art - 160 pages
Defining the meaning and spiritual use of sacred art through its symbolic content and dependence on metaphysical principles, this work is wide in scope, covering Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Taoist art.

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Contents

Introduction
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Plate facing page I Temple of Hampi near Madras
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Shiva Dancing Bronze from Southern India
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About the author (1967)

Eminent Swiss metaphysician and scholar Dr. Titus Burckhardt was devoted to studies in art, art history, and oriental languages, and embarked upon journeys through North Africa and the Near East. In addition to writing books in German, he translated many important works from their original Arabic.

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