Art from the Sacred to the Profane: East and West

Art from the Sacred to the Profane: East and West


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This edition of renowned philosopher Frithjof Schuon's writings on the subject of art, selected and edited by his wife Catherine Schuon, contains over 270 photographs—200 color and 70 black and white. He then deals with the spiritual significance of the artistic productions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Far-Eastern world, while also covering the subjects of beauty and the sense of the sacred, the crafts, poetry, music, and dance, and dress and ambience.

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ISBN-13: 9781933316352
Publisher: World Wisdom
Publication date: 05/31/2007
Series: Writings of Frithjof Schuon Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Introduction     xiii
Principles and Criteria of Art     1
On Beauty and the Sense of the Sacred     19
Man and Art     27
Sacred Art     33
Naturalistic Art     43
Christian Art     55
Islamic Art     69
Hindu Art     79
Buddhist Art     91
Far-Eastern Art     99
Poetry, Music, and Dance     107
The Art of Dress and Ambience     119
List of Illustrations     136
Sources     139
Biographical Notes     139
Index     141

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