9780486203782

Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486203782

  • ISBN10:

    0486203786

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/17/2011
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Nine of the most famous essays by one of the preeminent philosophers and art historians of the pre-modern world, east and west, exploring such subjects as the true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of symbolism, the role of traditional culture in enriching art, the nature of medieval art and more.

Table of Contents

I. WHY EXHIBIT WORKS OF ART?
II. "THE CHRISTIAN AND ORIENTAL, OR TRUE, PHILOSOPHY OF ART"
III. "IS ART A SUPERSTITION, OR A WAY OF LIFE?"
    POSTSCRIPT: IS ART A SUPERSTITION OR A WAY OF LIFE? A REVIEW
IV. "WHAT IS THE USE OF ART, ANYWAY?"
V. BEAUTY AND TRUTH
VI. THE NATURE OF MEDIÆVAL ART
VII. THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPTION OF IDEAL PORTRAITURE
VIII. "THE NATURE OF "FOLKLORE" AND "POPULAR ART"
IX. BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS : A REVIEW

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