The Transformation of Nature in Art

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Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
  • Kettering, OH: 
    Angelico Press
    , July
     2016.
     252 pages.
     $14.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781621389880.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

In The Transformation of Nature in Art, Ananda Coomaraswamy explains the theory behind medieval European and Asian art, especially art in India. He further supplements the Indian theory with that of the Chinese. The first principle of Asian art is that art does not exist for its own sake; it exists as means to religious conditions or experience. The comparison with medieval European art in this respect is extremely illuminating. He further shows that both differ radically from post-Renaissance European art.

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