Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization / Edition 1

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization / Edition 1

by Heinrich Robert Zimmer
     
 

"In viewing India's art and civilization, the late Dr. Heinrich Zimmer, a man of penetrating intellect, the keenest esthetic sensibility and a predilection for psychoanalytic methods, found unlimited material for employing all three qualities. . . . The Indian material offered is of the best quality: the language in which it is presented is imaginative,

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"In viewing India's art and civilization, the late Dr. Heinrich Zimmer, a man of penetrating intellect, the keenest esthetic sensibility and a predilection for psychoanalytic methods, found unlimited material for employing all three qualities. . . . The Indian material offered is of the best quality: the language in which it is presented is imaginative, figurative, poetic, vigorous."—W. Norman Brown

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ISBN-13:
9780691017785
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1972
Series:
Works by Heinrich Zimmer Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
959,172
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
IEternity and Time
1The Parade of Ants3
2The Wheel of Rebirth11
3The Wisdom of Life19
IIThe Mythology of Vishnu
1Vishnu's Maya23
2The Waters of Existence27
3The Waters of Non-Existence35
4Maya in Indian Art53
IIIThe Guardians of Life
1The Serpent, Supporter of Vishnu and the Buddha59
2Divinities and their Vehicles69
3The Serpent and the Bird72
4Vishnu as Conqueror of the Serpent77
5The Lotus90
6The Elephant102
7The Sacred Rivers109
IVThe Cosmic Delight of Shiva
1The "Fundamental Form" and the "Playful Manifestations"123
2The Phenomenon of Expanding Form130
3Shiva-Shakti137
4The Great Lord148
5The Dance of Shiva151
6The Face of Glory175
7The Destroyer of the Three Towns185
VThe Goddess
1The Origin of The Goddess189
2The Island of Jewels197
VIConclusion217
Index223
Plates249

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