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    DescriptionThis book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India's legend, myth, and folklore, taken directly from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.


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    Title
    Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heinrich Zimmer, Edited by Joseph Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780691017785
    ISBN 10: 0691017786
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-AT
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A13320000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART019000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL032000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 294.513
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 294.513
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 294.5/1/3
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BL2003 .Z5 1972
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL2003.Z5
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, AGA, NHF
    Edition statement
    Mythos ed.
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    21 May 1972
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    "Zimmer moves among [the myths of India] unhurriedly, with a respect that amounts to devotion. Gradually his comments bring to light the universal meanings beneath the archaic exterior."--The New York Times
    Back cover copy
    "In viewing India's art and civilization, the late Dr. Heinrich Zimmer, a man of penetrating intellect, the keenest esthetic sensibility and a predilection for psychoanalytic methods, found unlimited material for employing all three qualities. . . . The Indian material offered is of the best quality: the language in which it is presented is imaginative, figurative, poetic, vigorous."--W. Norman Brown