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Bezalel 1906–1929

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Editor & Curator

Nurit Shilo-Cohen.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 1983. 392 pp., illustrations: 27 col., 588 b&w, 24.6 × 22.3 cm. English.

ISBN

9652780014

Location

Israel Museum (December 1982–June 1983)

Description

A comprehensive book marking the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Bezalel Art School, the 50th anniversary of Boris Schatz’s death, and an exhibition dedicated to both. In-depth essays on various aspects of Bezalel’s history and character—its background, historical periods, founder, premier painters, style and iconography, objects (problems of identifying and dating), culture, sales and promotions, museum, etc. by Nurit Shil-Cohen, Yigal Zalmona and Gideon Ofrat-Friedlander. Separated exhibition checklist. 1453 items.

Description

This catalog remains the most significant body of scholarship on the Bezalel Art School.

main keywords

BEZALEL ART SCHOOLCARPETS/RUGSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSHANUKKAH LAMPSHOLY LAND SOUVENIRS, OLIVE WOODPAINTINGSPORTRAITSPHOTOGRAPHSPLATESSCHATZ, BORISTILE DECORATIONSTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Drawings/SketchesBesamimBiblical imagesBook bindingsBook illustrationCandlesticks/CandelabraClocks/WatchesDamascene workDreidelsEtrog containersHad GadyaHand-washing vesselsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsHoly Land souvenirsJewelryJewelry boxesJudaica exhibitions, pre-World War II (photographs of)Keter TorahKiddush cupsLetter openersMezuzah casesNeedlework/EmbroideryPainters, JewishPesach platesPostersPrintsPurim platesRimmonimScrolls of Esther, casesSeals/StampsSynagogue doorsTefillin casesTobacco/Snuff boxesTorah Ark curtainsTorah casesWall sconcesWriting implementsYadYahrzeit/Memorial lampsZecher le-Churban plaquesZionism

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 1 b&w illus., 12.5 × 18 cm.

Related publication

בצלאל של שץ1929–1906: רשימה קטולוגית של החפצים בתערוכה‬‎ [Schatz’s “Bezalel” 1906–1929: Catalog Listing of Objects in the Exhibition], 1983. 119 pp., 1 col., 211 b&w illus., 24 × 21 cm. Basic listing, mostly according to medium, with additional sections devoted to gifts given to members of the Bezalel Institute in the late 1920’s, gifts given to Boris Schatz, and works of students (including preliminary sketches of ceremonial objects). 1453 items.

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