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These essays consider Constantin Brancusi from the points of view of artists, museum directors, philosophers, art historians, art critics, etc. for example James Johnson Sweeney, Sidney Geist, Eckart Muthesius, Isamu Noguchi, Marielle Tabart, Pontus Hulten, Dore Ashton, Mircea Eliade, Mary de Rachewiltz, Joseph Margolis and Florence Hetzler.
The influences of his native Romania, Paris, India and America are presented by those who know them well. Florence Hetzler has retraced Brancusi's steps in India and sought out the meaning for Brancusi of his project for a Temple of Meditation in Indore, India. The book reveals facets of Brancusi, the man, artist and philosopher, who, though a simple man, is known around the world, and has made a difference in that world.
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The Editor: Florence M. Hetzler is founder of the International Brancusi Society; president of the Round Table of Philosophy; professor of philosophy at Fordham University; author of Introduction to the Philosophy of Nature; translator into French of Mircea Eliade's play, The Endless Column, which she directed at the World Philosophy Congress in Montreal in 1983; and editor of the two-volume Philosophical Aspects of Thanatology. She is author of many articles on art and aesthetics with Brancusi as focus which have been published in several languages.
A former Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne and recipient of «Teacher of the Year Award» at Fordham; she is a member of the American Society for Aesthetics; the Explorers Club; the Society of Woman Geographers; and is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
With two original contributions by Mircea Eliade.
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Book Description Peter Lang Publishing, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0820415995