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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.Princeton Classics Ser: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (297 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400866847.Subject(s): Hindu art | Hindu mythology | India -- Civilization | SymbolismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and CivilizationDDC classification: 294.513 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- List of Plates -- I Eternity and Time -- II The Mythology of Vishnu -- III The Guardians of Life -- IV The Cosmic Delight of Shiva -- V The Goddess.
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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Contents -- List of Plates -- I Eternity and Time -- II The Mythology of Vishnu -- III The Guardians of Life -- IV The Cosmic Delight of Shiva -- V The Goddess.

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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