Foundations of Christian Art
This book takes the reader on a pilgrimage through the history of Christian art, focusing especially upon its architecture, iconography, illumination and the arts and crafts guilds but always returning to the fundamental genius of Christianity which gave meaning to the art. Through a luminous interplay of Titus Burckhardt’s text and carefully selected illustrations, this book becomes a work of art in itself, inviting the reader to taste and see the glories of the artistic and spiritual heritage of Christianity, a legacy which has had an inestimable impact upon all Western thought and culture.
Titus Burckhardt, a German Swiss, was born in Florence in 1908 and died in Lausanne in 1984. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom and Tradition. In the age of modern science and technocracy, Titus Burckhardt was one of the most remarkable of the exponents of universal truth, in the realm of metaphysics as well as in the realm of cosmology and of traditional art. In a world of existentialism, psychoanalysis, and sociology, he was a major voice of the philosophia perennis, that “wisdom uncreate” that is expressed in Platonism, Vedanta, Sufism, Taoism, and other authentic esoteric or sapiential teachings. In literary and philosophic terms, he was an eminent member of the “traditionalist” or “perennialist” school of 20th century thinkers and writers.
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