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Symbols In Art and Religion
Symbols In Art and Religion

Symbols In Art and Religion

by Karel Werner

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

8120808339 - Year: 1991 - Pages: 221

Binding

Hardcover

Karel Werner

Author: Karel Werner
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 1991
Language: English
Pages: 221
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120808339

Description

The contributions included in the present volume, first published in 1990 in the Durham Indological Series, stem from the Symposia on Indian Religions which took place under the convenership of Karel Werner of the School of Oriental Studies, University of Durham, during the years 1975-84.

As the Editor rightly confesses, we can hardly claim to have a comprehensive grasp or clear understanding of the processes in human thought, experience and creative effort which lead to the birth of symbols and to their effectiveness. However, the papers comprised here do offer some valid, though partial, insights into these processes; but their nature is elusive and will require ever more attention and fresh attempts to elucidate them, without any guarantee that the problem will eventually be fully understood.

Readers, it is hoped, will find that some valuable results have been brought to light through this publication which clearly demonstrates the richness and the fascination of the field of symbolism.

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

EDITOR’S PREFACE

Symbols and Religious Language
GLYN RICHARDS

The Symbolism of Indian Art
PHILIP S RAWSON

Symbolism in the Vedas and its Conceptualization
KAREL WERNER

Origins of Form and Structure in Monumental Art
JOHN C IRWIN

Venerated Objects and Symbols of Early Buddism
PETER HARVEY

Predestiny and Evil in Hindu Mythology: an Inquiry into the Symbolism of the Vena-Prthu Legend
JEANINE MILLER

Aspects of the Symbolism of Fire
DAVID SMITH

Weapons as Symbols in Hindu Art
VALERIE J ROEBUCK

Meaning and Symbolism in the Work of Ananda Coomaraswamy
JONATHAN SUTTON

The Possibility of Symbolism in Indian Religions
DAVI BASTOW

Glossary

Contributors

Note on the Papers and Acknowledgements

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