आनंद के. कुमारस्वामी श्रृखंला का कार्य संग्रह
ए बिबलियोग्राफी ऑफ आनंद केन्तिश कुमारस्वामीISBN : 81-7304-428-7Edited By :James S. Crouch
The volume documents the remarkably productive career of one of the great minds of the twentieth century. This comprehensive and accurate bibliography is the result of more than twenty years of devoted research and scholarship. Its publication is an event of the first importance for all scholars of Indian art and religion…Read MoreMoreover, it is an equally invaluable reference work for anyone concerned with the study of comparative religion, mythology, traditional metaphysics, iconography and symbolism, in general. It describes in detail American, English and Indian first editions of ninety-five books and pamphlets by Coomaraswamy, with descriptions of ninety-six books containing contributions by him to periodicals and newspapers (as well as translations of his writings). It also lists 420 reviews of Coomaraswamy’s books and 216 other items about him and his works. All entries are fully annotated and a complete index is provided.
एसेज़ ऑन जैन आर्टISBN : 81-7304-534-8Edited By :RICHARD J. COHEN
This volume deals with Coomaraswamy’s contribution to the study of Jaina art.
His writings on Jaina art span the entire period of his active working life as an art historian. He published his first article on the subject in 1914 and ended with a book review in 1943, four years before his death…Read MoreJaina art and its symbolic inventory held a special place in Coomaraswamy’s formulation of the history of Indian painting, indeed Indian civilization itself. He was the first to recognize its chronological place in the succession of style. The Jaina paintings are not only important for the student of Jaina iconography and archaeology which are illustrative of costumes, manners and customs, but are of greater interest because they are the oldest Indian paintings on paper, representing an almost unknown school of lndian art.
Holding the view that in order to make these paintings fully comprehensible, a short account of Jainism and of the legends of Mahāvīra and Kālakācārya, which are the main subject of the paintings is given in this volume. The chapters that follow deal with the explanation of various terms; Jaina cosmology; aesthetics and relationships of Jaina painting; the illustrated Jaina manuscripts; description of the figures; followed by a large number of illustrations.
Richard J. Cohen, an eminent American Indologist, has edited the book painstakingly, consulting not only the author’s authentic corrections, but also all the material available in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of the University of Pennsylvania. It is hoped that Coomaraswamy’s seminal and profound contribution to the study of Indian painting will benefit not only art historians, but also artists.
(English) ESSAYS ON MUSICISBN : 81-7304-611-5Edited By :PREM LATA SHARMA
(2010, 153, Preface, Introduction)
(English) THE TRUE SCHOLARISBN :Edited By :Roger Lipsey
(2013, 47 pp.)
(English) THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE IN MEDIEVAL INDIAISBN : 13 : 978-93-81406-41-0Edited By :Adam Hardy
(2015, xiv+293pp.,inÎ, Bib., Illus. col., maps and line drawings)
टाईम एंड इटरनिटीISBN : 81-85503-00-1
(1990, viii+107 pp. bib., ref., index)
Man’s awareness of Time has been articulated in ancient and modern civilizations through cosmologies, metaphysics, philosophy, religion, theology and the arts….Read MoreCoomaraswamy propounds that though we live in Time, our deliverance lies in eternity. All religions make this
distinction between what is merely “everlasting” (or “perpetual”) and what is eternal. To probe into this mystery Coomaraswamy provides us with a detailed account of the teachings of each of the main world religions. Present edition embodies all marginal corrections which Coomaraswamy made on the first edition published during
1947 in Ascona, Switzerland.
(English) ART, AESTHETICS AND PHILOSOPHYISBN : 978-81-246-0764-0Edited By :S.G.KULKARNI & KAVITA CHAUHAN
एलीमेंट्स बुद्धिस्ट आइक्नोग्राफीISBN : 81-7304-432-5Edited By :KRISHNA DEVA
The Elements of Buddhist iconography was first published by the Harvard University Press in 1935. This new edition, Read Moreably edited and revised by Krishna Deva has been enriched by incorporating the additions made by Coomaraswamy in his own hand in his personal copy.
This volume is a sustained demonstration of Coomaraswamy’s knowledge of the external features… of iconography, his knowledge of the entire metaphysical tradition underlying the iconography, as well as the corresponding traditions in Islam and Christianity. It is a demonstration of the characteristic of a universe of discourse based on a detailed textual, iconographic and comparative studies that include the metaphysics phraseologies and iconographies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
Buddhist art in India begins about the second century BCE, with a well-developed set of symbols in its iconography. But it does not seem possible to completely separate Buddhism as religion
and art from the main current of lndian religion and art, or to think these symbols suddenly developed as a new creation. Coomaraswamy believes that the source of early iconography of the Buddhist art is in still earlier Vedic and Upanisadic conceptions. In addition, he noticed many surprising similarities between passages in the Vedic literature and in the medieval Christian theologians and mystics. The illuminating parallels found in the non-Indian traditions convinced him that mystical theology the world over is the same.
The present study deals with the basic symbols of Buddhist art, viz. the Tree of Life, the Earth-Lotus, the Word-Wheel, the Lotus-Throne and the Fiery Pillar, and shows that these symbols can be traced back beyond their first representation in Buddhist iconography through the an iconic period of the Brāhmanical Vedas, even into the Ṛgvedic period itself, and that they represent a universal Indian symbolism and set of theological concepts.
(English) ESSAYS IN ARCHITECTURAL THEORYISBN : 0-19-563805-0Edited By :Michael W.Meister
(1995 xxiii+122 pp. figs, notes, appen., indexes)
(English) ESSAYS IN EARLY INDIAN ARCHITECTUREISBN : 019-563094-7Edited By :Michael W.Meister
(1995, xxviii+151 pp.)