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Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism
Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism
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Subjects(s): 
Art
Buddhism
Comparative Religion
Eastern Religion
Hinduism
Symbolism
Tradition

Price:  $22.95

ISBN:  978-1-933316-72-7
Book Size:  8 × 10
# of Pages:  148
Language:  English



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Titus Burckhardt was an acknowledged expert on the sacred art of the traditional worlds of both the East and West. This edited collection of his 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 & Symbolismwill prove to be a fitting companion volume to Burckhardt’s award-winning The Foundations of Christian Art. This book is edited by Michael Fitzgerald and has a foreword contributed by Brian Keeble.

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Detailed Description of Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism

Titus Burckhardt was an acknowledged expert on the sacred art of the traditional worlds of both the East and West. This edited collection of his 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 & Symbolismwill prove to be a fitting companion volume to Burckhardt’s award-winning The Foundations of Christian Art. This book is edited by Michael Fitzgerald and has a foreword contributed by Brian Keeble.

  Silver Midwest Book Award for “Illustration”  


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Titus Burckhardt

Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984) was one of the leading perennialist writers of the twentieth century. His writings showed remarkable scope. Burckhardt wrote on pure metaphysics, on tradition and modern science, on sacred art, on history and political science, and on various other aspects of traditional civilizations. Burckhardt was also a translator (from Arabic into French), an editor and publisher, and a respected consultant on restoring traditional cities to their former beautiful states. World Wisdom has published the following books by Burckhardt:

    

In addition, numerous Titus Burckhardt essays have appeared in various World Wisdom anthologies. Our free online Library has many essays and excerpts from Burckhardt's writings.


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Brian Keeble

Brian Keeble is a writer and editor who has long been devoted to the promulgation of the traditional arts. His best-known book is Art: For Whom and For What? Mr. Keeble is the founder of Golgonooza Press and a co-founder of Temenos Academy, which is sponsored by The Prince's Foundation of HRH The Prince of Wales. The Temenos Academy is a teaching organization dedicated to the same central idea that had inspired the earlier Temenos Review, a journal devoted to the arts of the imagination.

Mr. Keeble has contributed the following to World Wisdom books:

 

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Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald is an author, editor, and publisher of books on world religions, sacred art, tradition, culture, and philosophy. He has written and edited many publications on American Indian spirituality, including Yellowtail: Crow Medicine Man and Sun Dance Chief, and was adopted into Yellowtail's tribe and family. Fitzgerald has also taught university classes on religious traditions of North American Indians and lectured widely. His contributions to World Wisdom books and DVDs include:

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Reviews of Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism

“Titus Burckhardt's Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism (9781933316727, $22.95) blends Oriental art history with cultural and spiritual insights, using Oriental art pieces to accompany important sacred writings selected from the Hindu, Buddhist and Taoist traditions. A lovely set of sacred art writings accompanied by these images makes this a fine pick for any spiritual collection.”
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“The book’s cover is intriguing and when you open it up the insides do not disappoint. The many illustrations and photos are pleasingly arranged so that the balance between copy and visual is in harmony…. Well done!”
Midwest Book Award Judging Panel



“Impressive and richly designed…. Superb reproduction…. Should be useful to colleges as a textbook and to visitors of Asian Art Collections.”
Ben Franklin Book Award Judging Panel


Slideshows about Foundations of Oriental Art & Symbolism

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Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Art
Burckhardt's ideas on Christian art
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