The latest book in the successful 50 series, this introduction to the icons of Jewish art celebrates the religion and its culture while addressing fundamental issues about creative expression and the Judaic tradition.
Readers will find much to learn and explore in this beautiful collection of images from the most prominent Jewish artists of the past two centuries. Presented in chronological order, each entry features magnificent reproductions of major and lesser-known works, as well as a brief biography of the artist, compelling stories about his or her work, and relevant historical details. The range of artists includes those from across Europe, North America, and Israel: icons of nineteenthcentury art such as David Oppenheim, Solomon Hart, and Maricy Gottlieb; renowned modernists such as Pissarro, Modigliani, and Chagall; and photographers from Man Ray to Nan Goldin. This wonderfully illustrated book introduces readers to the world’s most important Jewish artists.
Edward van Voolen is an art historian and rabbi. He is the curator of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam and teaches at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Berlin. He teaches as well at universities in Amsterdam, Potsdam, and Chicago. He has mounted numerous exhibitions and published extensively on Jewish art, culture, and religion.
Paperback, Flexi-cover, 160 pages, 19,3 x 24,0 cm, 150 color illustrations, 30 b/w illustrations
$ 19.95 | £ 14.99
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US October 31, 2011