The Sun: Symbol of Power and Life

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The Sun: Symbol of Power and Life

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Reverence for the sun is an intrinsic part of human nature and has influenced the beliefs, religions, and art of every known civilization. The "bestower of light and life," the sun has been associated with fertility and renewal, wisdom and truth, spirituality and healing, and has inspired a wealth of myths, rituals, symbols, and art. This exceptional volume conducts an often-astonishing global survey of sun worship over the centuries in all its splendid manifestations. More than 550 colorplates present sun motifs in a variety of art forms, from petroglyphs to paintings, from the bronze mirrors of China to the stone bas-relief temples of India, from the flame-haloed Buddhas of Japan (Land of the Rising Sun) to the intricately carved sun stones of Mexico. Singh's in-depth introduction is a masterly synthesis describing dozens of sun deities, mythological figures, and a dazzling array of solar iconographies. Nineteen chapters by as many contributors follow, and each focuses on sun worship in specific regions, including south and central Asia, Indonesia, Russia, Greece, Europe, Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa, and South America. Donna Seaman

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This unique foray into comparative iconography is copublished by UNESCO and created within the framwork of the United Nations World Decade for Cultural Development. Twenty undocumented essays by 24 scholars from around the world survey the creative influence of the sun on art, architecture, literature, philosophy, religion, festivals, sports, folklore, dance, and music. Singh, an art historian and career diplomat now with UNESCO, contributes a lengthy, rambling introduction steeped in Far Eastern sun symbolism. Fully half of the essays cover Asian cultures. Byzantine and Russian, Slavic, Greek, Ancient European, French, Ancient Egyptian, African, Mayan, Aztec, and Andean cultures receive a scant chapter each (some only ten pages). Despite its imbalance, The Sun provides a substantial introduction to cross-cultural awareness of the one energy source that links us all. A sumptuous production boasting 520 illustrations and photographs suitable for most academic and special libraries.
- Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut.
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