Parabola May 1992

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Parabola May 1992

Post by stilltrucking » March 3rd, 2010, 4:41 pm

"The One Thread" by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
- A classic treatise on knots and labyrinths


Our distinction of a fine from an applied art, of the artist from the workman and of the archeologist from the critic, are all the evidence of the contemporary schizophrenia for none of these, by himself is a whole man. Is it not absurd to pretend that man cannot be at the same time an archeologist and a philosopher or theolgian whose interest is in :beauty" or "feeling" or to pretend that the artist was less a man when he designed ornaments for the use of goldsmiths, or broiderers than when he painted the Gioconda?

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