Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

1877 -

A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on architecture, exercise, society, spirituality, and worth

The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the architect, is a function; the exercise of this function as regards the man himself is the most indispensable means of spiritual development, and as regards his relation to society the measure of his worth.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art, history, independence, time, and work

We have come to think of art and work as incompatible, or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on children, effort, instinct, observation, thinking, and work

It is the natural instinct of a child to work from within outwards; "First I think, and then I draw my think." What wasted efforts we make to teach the child to stop thinking, and only to observe!

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on correction, heroism, and life

Man's activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is, the Hero).

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art, communication, experience, reason, and words

The most awkward means are adequate to the communication of authentic experience, and the finest words no compensation for lack of it. It is for this reason that we are moved by the true Primitives and that the most accomplished art craftsmanship leaves us cold.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on art

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Industry without art is brutality.

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on jobs and value

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It is only when the maker of things is a maker of things by vocation, and not merely holding down a job, that the price of things is approximate to their real value. . . .

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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