Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art

Leeuw, Gerardus Van Der ; Eliade, Mircea (preface)

Published by Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1963
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. xx, 357 pp, preface, foreword, Introduction; Part I: Beautiful Motion: 1. The Unity of Dance and Religion; 2. The Breakup of Unity; 3. Enmity Between Dance and Religion; 4. Religious Dance: Influences; 5. Religious Dance: Harmony; 6. The Theological Aesthetics of the Dance. Part II. Movements and Countermovements: 1. Holy Play; 2. The Breakup of Unity; 3. The Enmity Between Religion and Theater; 4. Influences: Harmony; 5. TheTheological Aesthetics of the Drama Liturgy. Part III. Beautiful Word: 1. Holy Words; 2. The Breakup of Unity; 3. The Rejection of the Word by Religion; 4. Influences Toward Harmony; 5. The Theological Aesthetics of the Word. Part IV. The Pictorial Arts: 1. The Fixation of an idea as a Holy Image; 2. Unhindered Pictorial Representation; 3. The Prohibition of Images and the Iconoclastic Controversy; 4. The Holy Image: Influences. Part V. The House of God and the House of Man: 1. The Building of the House of God; 2. The House of God Becomes a Human House: Alienation and Conflict; 3. Influences Toward Harmony; 4. The Theological Aesthetics of Building. Part VI. Music and Religion: 1. Holy Sound; 2. The Transitional Structure; 3. Discord; 4. Influences; 5. Harmony; 6. The Theological Aesthetics of Music. Part VII. Theological Aesthetics: 1. Paths and Boundaries; 2. The Republic of the Arts; 3. The Image of God; 4. The Theology of the Arts; bibliography, index. Translated by David E. Green. First English Edition, 1963. "The author's impassioned investigation of the relationship between the holy and the beautiful is founded upon the conviction that for too long religious men have failed to seriously contemplate the beautiful, associating it as they do with the kingdom of sensuality and impermanence. Similarly it has been alien to literati and aesthetes to consider this physical world to be permanent, and therefore to be glorified through beauty alone. Both positions, the author maintains, are founded upon resentment -- each wishes to manipulate the world to serve the exclusive ends of either the holy or the beautiful. Both views, however, are false, because without the knowledgeof the other, both are hopelessly incomplete." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Some very small chips to top edge and front panel dj with rubbed edges front panel and slightly age- toned white of rear panel. Only the faintest age-toning to blue spine, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and storng binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light blue cloth with gilt stamped bordered title plates and gilt lettering to front board and spine, and blue top text block edge. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art
Publisher: Holt, Reinhart and Winston
Publication Date: 1963
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First English Edition.

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Gerardus Van Der Leeuw (Author); Mircea Eliade (Preface by); David A. Green (Translated by)
Published by Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, Inc., New York, Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA (1963)
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Book Description Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, Inc., New York, Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. George Tscherny (Jacket Design); Ernst Reichl (Design) (illustrator). Revised Edition. 357 pp. Solidly bound copy and dust jacket with moderate external wear, crisp pages and clean text. Minimal pencil markings on text. Bookseller Inventory # 4iiiGc0003

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