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Symbolism, the sacred, and the arts

By: Eliade, Mircea (1907-1986)
Contributor(s): Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, ed
Material type: TextTextNew York, NY Crossroad c1985Description: xxi, 185p.; ill.; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0824507231Subject(s): Symbolism | Arts and religionLOC classification: BL603 .E45 1985
Contents:
Introduction: Mircea Eliade: the scholar as artist, critic, and poet. Part 1: Theories of symbolism. 1 The symbolism of shadows in archaic religion. 2 Cultural fashions and the history of religions. 3 Survivals and camouflages of myths. Part 2: Art and the sacred. 1 Divinities: art and the divine. 2 Masks: mythical and ritual origins. 3 Reflections on Indian art. 4 The sacred and the modern artist. 5 A dialogue with Marc Chagall. Why have we become so anxious? - Marc Chagall. Beauty and faith - Mircea Eliade. 6 Brancusi and mythology. Part 3 - Sites of the sacred. 1 Sacred architecture and symbolism. 2 Barabudur, the symbolic temple. 3 From the Portuguese Journal, 1941-1944. Part 4 - Literature and the sacred. 1 Folkloric themes and artistic creations. 2 Marthe Bibesco and the meeting of Eastern and Western literature. 3 Eugene Ionesco and "The Nostalgia for Paradise". 4 Literary imagination and religious structure
Abstract: 'In this collection of essays on the interrelationships between religion and the arts, Mircea Eliade brings his vast knowledge of the history of religions to bear on a rich range of cultural creations. Here we find commentary on archaic and folk art, classical Indian art, modern non-representational art, and exceptional examples of Eliade's literary and architectural criticism as well.'
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Introduction: Mircea Eliade: the scholar as artist, critic, and poet. Part 1: Theories of symbolism. 1 The symbolism of shadows in archaic religion. 2 Cultural fashions and the history of religions. 3 Survivals and camouflages of myths. Part 2: Art and the sacred. 1 Divinities: art and the divine. 2 Masks: mythical and ritual origins. 3 Reflections on Indian art. 4 The sacred and the modern artist. 5 A dialogue with Marc Chagall. Why have we become so anxious? - Marc Chagall. Beauty and faith - Mircea Eliade. 6 Brancusi and mythology. Part 3 - Sites of the sacred. 1 Sacred architecture and symbolism. 2 Barabudur, the symbolic temple. 3 From the Portuguese Journal, 1941-1944. Part 4 - Literature and the sacred. 1 Folkloric themes and artistic creations. 2 Marthe Bibesco and the meeting of Eastern and Western literature. 3 Eugene Ionesco and "The Nostalgia for Paradise". 4 Literary imagination and religious structure

'In this collection of essays on the interrelationships between religion and the arts, Mircea Eliade brings his vast knowledge of the history of religions to bear on a rich range of cultural creations. Here we find commentary on archaic and folk art, classical Indian art, modern non-representational art, and exceptional examples of Eliade's literary and architectural criticism as well.'

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