Ars Judaica, Volume 10
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 book examines the following: the Mahzor as a cosmological calendar * the work of Elisha ben Abraham, known as Cresques, in 14th-century Mallorca * a surprising model for Charlotte Rothschild's Haggadah of 1842 * sampler embroidery, past and present, as an expression of merging Jewish identity * Jechezkiel David Kirszenbaum's exploration of personal displacement * the Great Synagogue on Tlomackie Street in Warsaw * Perek Shirah on a wall of the Great Synagogue in Radyvyliv. The volume also includes book reviews and an appreciation of the life of Alfred Moldovan by William L. Gross.
Publication Date: 3/20/2014