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Child’s Play. Jewish Children’s Books & Games from the Past

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Editor & Curator

Simon Cohen.

Collection

Simon Cohen.

Imprint

London, United Kingdom, 1997. 84 pp., illustrations: 38 col., 27 b&w, 29.5 × 21 cm. English.

Location

Jewish Museum London (12 November 1997–1 March 1998)

Description

The development of Jewish children’s books and games, particularly in pre-Holocaust Europe, presented within a cultural and historical setting. Emphasis placed on the excellent standard of book illustrations produced by Jewish artists of the highest calibre in Europe and Israel. Material divided into five sections, each with extensive essay on various aspects of the topic: Toys and Games in Jewish Life, Learning to Read, Hebrew Literature for Children, Children’s Newspapers, and Art and Books: Writers and Illustrators. No itemized listing.

main keywords

BOOK ILLUSTRATIONCHILDREN’S BOOKSGAMES

minor keywords

Bezalel Art SchoolPostcardsRaban, Ze’ev

Related ephemera

Bound supplement of press coverage and other articles related to the exhibition, 18 pp., 3 col. and 13 b&w illus., 29.8 × 21 cm.

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