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K-State Today

December 3, 2013

Coates publishes new book

Submitted by Thom Jackson

Gary J. Coates, professor of architecture and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture distinguished professor, has published a new book, "The Rebirth of Sacred Art: Reflections on the Aperspectival Geometric Art of Adi Da Samraj," published by the Dawn Horse Press.

The book considers the nature, meaning, and purpose of the work of the American-born artist Adi Da Samraj. With its many illustrations, this book offers essential background on the history of perspectival art since the Renaissance in Italy and abstract modern art, as it has unfolded from the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to Coates' essay, this volume contains an artist’s statement by Da Samraj. Read together, these two essays provide a comprehensive framework for understanding the place of his art within the context of the unfolding of Western art, consciousness and culture.

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