9780691017471-0691017476-The Door in the Sky

The Door in the Sky

ISBN-13: 9780691017471
ISBN-10: 0691017476
Edition: First Printing
Author: Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691017471
ISBN-10: 0691017476
Edition: First Printing
Author: Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. wrote The Door in the Sky comprising 296 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691017476 and 9780691017471. Since then The Door in the Sky textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 13.01 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was a pioneer in Indian art history and in the cultural confrontation of East and West. A scholar in the tradition of the great Indian grammarians and philosophers, an art historian convinced that the ultimate value of art transcends history, and a social thinker influenced by William Morris, Coomaraswamy was a unique figure whose works provide virtually a complete education in themselves. Finding a universal tradition in past cultures ranging from the Hellenic and Christian to the Indian, Islamic, and Chinese, he collated his ideas and symbols of ancient wisdom into the sometimes complex, always rewarding pattern of essays. The Door in the Sky is a collection of the author's writings on myth drawn from his Metaphysics and Traditional Art and Symbolism, both originally published in Bollingen Series. These essays were written while Coomaraswamy was curator in the department of Asiatic Art of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where he built the first large collection of Indian art in the United States.

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