Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Ars Judaica, Volume 3

The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art
The Michael J. Floersheim Memorial for Jewish Art

Edited by Bracha Yaniv

About the editor

Bracha Yaniv is Head of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. Her research topics are Jewish ceremonial objects and synagogue art. She is the author of The Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Poland and Ceremonial Synagogue Textiles from Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Italian Communities, both of which will be published in English by the Littman Library.

Contributor information

Hava Aldouby, Institute of Arts and Letters, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Samantha Baskind, Department of Art History, Cleveland State University
Igor Dukhan, Professor, Arts Department and Centre for Visual Arts and Media, Belarusian State University
Dalia-Ruth Halperin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage UK, and Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester
Rudolf Klein, Professor, Ybl Miklos Faculty of Building Sciences, St Stephen University, Budapest
Olga Litvak, Professor, Department of History, Princeton University
Mirjam Rajner, Department of Jewish Art, Bar-Ilan University
Zeev Weiss, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Contents

Editor's Note
BRACHA YANIV
Reconstructing and Deconstructing Jewish Art: Between Rome and Byzantium
ZEEV WEISS
A Jew Among Us: The Catalan Micrography Mahzor Artist and the Ferrer Bassa Atelier
DALIA-RUTH HALPERIN
Sha'ar ha-Shamayim: London's Bevis Marks Synagogue and the Sephardi Architectural Heritage
SHARMAN KADISH
El Lissitzky – Jewish as Universal: From Jewish Style to Pangeometry
IGOR DUKHAN
Midrash and the Jewish American Experience in Jack Levine's Planning Solomon's Temple
SAMANTHA BASKIND
Special Item
Miniature Tombstones from the Cyprus Detention Camps
HAVA ALDOUBY
Book Reviews
Review Essay
Art Criticism for the Blind: New Approaches to the Life and Work of Marc Chagall
OLGA LITVAK
Fredric Bedoire, The Jewish Contribution to Modern Architecture, 1830–1930
RUDOLF KLEIN
A New Look at Jewish Art
Edward van Voolen, My Grandparents, My Parents, and I: Jewish Art and Culture
MIRJAM RAJNER
Books and Catalogues Received
MIRJAM RAJNER

Abbreviations
Note for Contributors

 

Ars Judaica is an annual publication of the Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University. It 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.

Volumes of Ars Judaica are distributed by the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization throughout the world, except Israel. Orders and enquiries from Israeli customers should be directed to:

Ars Judaica
Department of Jewish Art
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat-Gan 52900

telephone 03 5317217
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