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“And There Was Light”. Studies by Abraham Rattner for the Stained Glass Window, Chicago Loop Synagogue

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(144 words)

Curator

Janet A. Flint.

Imprint

Washington, D.C., USA, 1976. Booklet, 32 pp., illustrations: 32 b&w, 26 × 21.6 cm. English.

Location

Smithsonian American Art Museum (23 January–28 March 1976)

Description

The development of the monumental 30-foot-high, 40-foot-wide window for the sanctuary of the Chicago Loop Synagogue, traced through 52 works, ranging from preliminary sketches to large-scale, full-color studies. The window’s imagery is based on the Creation of Light (Genesis 1:1–4). Foreword by Joshua C. Taylor. Introduction to Rattner and the synagogue project by Janet A. Flint. Main essays, “Notes on the Stained Glass Window” and “Notes on the Symbols” by the artist. 45 items.

main keywords

CHICAGOCHICAGO LOOP SYNAGOGUERATTNER, ABRAHAMSTAINED GLASSSYNAGOGUES

minor keywords

Drawings/SketchesMenorah as symbolSynagogues, ChicagoSynagogues, IllinoisSynagogues, United StatesUnited States

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