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Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization.

By: Zimmer, Heinrich Robert.
Contributor(s): Campbell, Joseph.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Works by Heinrich Zimmer: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (456 p.).ISBN: 9781400866847.Subject(s): Hindu art | Hindu mythology | India -- Civilization | Mythology, Hindu | SymbolismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and CivilizationDDC classification: 294.51 | 294.513 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Editor's Foreword; Contents; List of Plates; I Eternity and Time; 1. The Parade of Ants; 2. The Wheel of Rebirth; 3. The Wisdom of Life; II The Mythology of Vishnu; 1. Vishnu's Māyā; 2. The Waters of Existence; 3. The Waters of Non-Existence; 4. Māyā in Indian Art; III The Guardians of Life; 1. The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha; 2. Divinities and their Vehicles; 3. The Serpent and the Bird; 4. Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent; 5. The Lotus; 6. The Elephant; 7. The Sacred Rivers; IV The Cosmic Delight of Shiva
1. The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations"2. The Phenomenon of Expanding Form; 3. Shiva-Shakti; 4. The Great Lord; 5. The Dance of Shiva; 6. The Face of Glory; 7. The Destroyer of the Three Towns; V The Goddess; 1. The Origin of The Goddess; 2. The Island of Jewels; VI Conclusion; Index; Plates
Summary: This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.
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Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Editor's Foreword; Contents; List of Plates; I Eternity and Time; 1. The Parade of Ants; 2. The Wheel of Rebirth; 3. The Wisdom of Life; II The Mythology of Vishnu; 1. Vishnu's Māyā; 2. The Waters of Existence; 3. The Waters of Non-Existence; 4. Māyā in Indian Art; III The Guardians of Life; 1. The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha; 2. Divinities and their Vehicles; 3. The Serpent and the Bird; 4. Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent; 5. The Lotus; 6. The Elephant; 7. The Sacred Rivers; IV The Cosmic Delight of Shiva

1. The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations"2. The Phenomenon of Expanding Form; 3. Shiva-Shakti; 4. The Great Lord; 5. The Dance of Shiva; 6. The Face of Glory; 7. The Destroyer of the Three Towns; V The Goddess; 1. The Origin of The Goddess; 2. The Island of Jewels; VI Conclusion; Index; Plates

This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.

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Heinrich Zimmer (1890-1943) was a historian of South Asian art. He was the author of Philosophies of India. Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was the author of many books on comparative mythology, including The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Masks of God.

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