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- DescriptionThis edited collection of Titus Burckhardt's most important writings on the sacred art of the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions, is lavishly illustrated throughout with 140 superb examples of Oriental art, architecture, statuary and painting. Also included in this volume are several fascinating chapters by Burckhardt on the symbolism of chess, the sacred mask, water, the mirror and the dragon and serpent. FOUNDATIONS OF ORIENTAL ART & SYMBOLISM will prove to be a fitting companion volume to Burckhardt's award-winning The Foundations of Christian Art. Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984) was a leading member of the Perennialist or Traditionalist school of comparative religious thought associated with Rene Guen, Ananda Coomaraswamy and Frithjof Schuon; he was, also, an ackwledged expert on the sacred art of the traditional worlds of both the East and West.
- Author BiographyTitus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908. Some of his most notable works include Alchemy, Sacred Art in East and West and Chartres and the Birth of the Cathedral. Burckhardt's writings spanned a period of some 40 years and have been continuously available since his death in 1984. Michael Oren Fitzgerald has written and edited many publications on spirituality.
- Author(s)Titus Burckhardt
- PublisherWorld Wisdom Books
- Date of Publication30/09/2009
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWorld Wisdom Books
- Content Notecolour ills throughout
- Weight594 g
- Width203 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Edited byMichael Oren Fitzgerald
- Foreword byBrian Keeble
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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