Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization

by Heinrich Robert Zimmer

Other authorsJoseph Campbell (Editor)
Paper Book, 1946

Status

Available

Call number

BL2003 .Z5 1972

Publication

[Princeton, N.J.] Princeton University Press [1972, c1946]

Description

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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member bethlakshmi
Descriptions of the symbols of Indian culture and the myths surrounding them. An interesting approach, though somewhat dry. Has some great pictures, wish they were annotated with dates.

Language

Original publication date

1946

Physical description

xiii, 248 p.; 22 cm

ISBN

069109800X / 9780691098005

Barcode

34662000583101
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