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Gardens and Ghettos. The Art of Jewish Life in Italy

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Editor & Curator

Vivian B. Mann.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 1989. 354 pp., illustrations: 100 col., 71 b&w, 27.3 × 23.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0520068254

Location

Jewish Museum New York (17 September 1989–1 February 1990)

Description

The rich artistic legacy of Italian Jewry. Foreword by Tullia Zevi. Preface by Primo Levi. Eight essays, including “The Arts of Jewish Italy” (Vivian B. Mann), “Jewish Art and Culture in Ancient Rome” (Richard Brilliant), “Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts from Italy” (Evelyn Cohen), “Jewish Ceremonial Art in the Era of the City States and Ghettos” (Dora Liscia Bemporad), and “A Century of Jewish Artists in Italy” (Emily Braun). Catalog listing arranged according to historical period. Detailed descriptive entries. 339 items.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSGHETTOSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, ITALYITALYJEWISH ARTISTSPAINTINGSPORTRAITSPRINTED BOOKSROMESYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

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Related ephemera

Exhibition review: Avrin, Leila, “Jews in Italics”, Hadassah Magazine, November 1989, pp. 52–56, 3 col. illus.

Other venue

Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy (18 March–17 June 1990)

Catalog from other venue

#1092

Catalog of Catalogs Online

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