Christian and Oriental philosophy of art

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Dover Publications, 1943 - Architecture - 146 pages
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9 of the most famous essays by one of the preeminent philosophers and art historians of the pre-modern world, east and west, exploring such subjects as the true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, the role of traditional culture in enriching art, the nature of medieval art and more.

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Contents

PHILOSOPHY OF ART
23
IS ART A SUPERSTITION OR A WAY OF LIFE?
61
WHAT IS THE USE OF ART ANYWAY?
89
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A. K. Coomaraswamy was one of the world's greatest art historians and scholars of traditional iconography and is the author of numerous works, including Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art and The Door in the Sky.

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