Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization...


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Author  Heinrich Robert Zimmer
Publisher  Princeton University Press
Publication Date   May 1, 1972
ISBN  0691017786
Pages  282

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A landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly from the Sanskrit. It provides a comprehensive introduction to visual thinking and picture reading in Indian art and thought. Ultimately, the book shows that profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death are universally recognizable.

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