Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe

כריכה קדמית
University of California Press, 1998 - 358 עמודים
With the help of over one hundred illustrations spanning three centuries, Richard Cohen investigates the role of visual images in European Jewish history. In these images and objects that reflect, refract, and also shape daily experience, he finds new and illuminating insights into Jewish life in the modern period. Pointing to recent scholarship that overturns the stereotype of Jews as people of the text, unconcerned with the visual, Cohen shows how the coming of the modern period expanded the relationship of Jews to the visual realm far beyond the religious context. In one such manifestation, orthodox Jewry made icons of popular tabbis, creating images that helped to bridge the sacred and the secular. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the study and collecting of Jewish art became a legitimate and even passionate pursuit, and signaled the entry of Jews into the art world as painters, collectors, and dealers. Cohen's exploration of early Jewish exhibitions, museums, and museology opens a new window on the relationship of art to Jewish culture and society.
 

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תוכן

The Visual Image of the Jew and Judaism
10
Ceremonial Art Patronage and Taste
68
The Rabbi as Icon
114
Nostalgia and The Return to the Ghetto
154
SelfExposure SelfImage and Memory
186
Images of Jewish Fate
220
Epilogue
256
Notes
261
Bibliography
319
Index
349
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קטעים בולטים

עמוד 8 - You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth...
עמוד ix - She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.

מידע על המחבר (1998)

Richard I. Cohen is Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His previous books include Burden of Conscience: French-Jewish Leadership during the Holocaust (1987).

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