SACRED AND PROFANE BEAUTY
The Holy in Art
Van der Leeuw, Gerardus
Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
First U.S. edition. Translated by David E. Green. Preface by Mircea Eliade. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and beige. Very good with foxing to boards, spine lightly fade in a very good jacket with edges worn with some shallow chips, spine rubbed with bruise near rear joint.
Gerardus van der Leeuw, professor at the University of Groningen, was considered the most important religious historian of his generation. This work attempts to reconcile aesthetics with spirituality through historical example. Divided into sections covering dance, drama, literature, visual arts, architecture and music.