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Published: 02 April 2015

128 Pages

ISBN: 9781906764630

Bookseller Code (06)

Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 11

edited by Bracha Yaniv, Sara Offenberg, and Mirjam Rajner

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

Ars Judaica The Bar Ilan Journal of Jewish Art

Ars Judaica is an annual publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. The book showcases the Jewish contribution to the visual arts and architecture from antiquity to the present from a variety of perspectives, including history, iconography, semiotics, psychology, sociology, and folklore. As such, it is a valuable resource for art historians, collectors, curators, and all those interested in the visual arts. This volume includes among others the following articles: Batya Brutin on 'The Boy from the Warsaw Ghetto as Holocaust Icon in Art'; Mathew Baigell on'Robert Kirschbaum's Art: Abstract, Intellectual, Spiritual'; Zsofia Buda on 'Hamburg Miscellany: The Sacrifice of Isaac'; Moshe Idel, Visualization of Colors, 1: David ben Yehudah he-Hasid's Kabbalistic Diagram'; Rudolf Klein on Humour in Architecture: Jewish Wit on Bela Lajta's Buildings'; Annette Weber, 'The Masorah is a Fence to the Torah': Monumental Letters and Micrography in Medieval Ashkenazi Bibles'; and Monika Czekanowska on 'Biblical Women and Art Nouveau Symbolism'.