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Rudolf II and Prague. The Imperial Court and Residential City as the Cultural and Spiritual Heart of Central Europe

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Editors

Eliška Fučíková, James M. Bradburne, Beket Bukovinská, Jaroslava Hausenblasová, Lubomir Konecny, Ivan Muchka, Michal Sronek.

Curators

Duna Panenková, Olga Drahotová.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 1997. 792 pp., illustrations: 192 col., more than 1000 b&w, 30 × 23 cm. English.

ISBN

050023739

Location

Prague Castle, Wallenstein Palace (30 May–7 September 1997)

Description

Monumental catalog with 30 essays pertaining to the city of Prague, 1530–1648: its art (painting, sculpture, printing, bookbinding, etc.), architecture, art theory, art collecting, science and philosophy. Additional articles address the social, political and religious atmosphere in Prague during this era. Jewish art is discussed in “The Jewish Town in Prague” (Jiřina Šedinová), pp. 302–309. Jewish exhibits include mostly synagogue textiles and printed books (pp. 767–772, cat. nos. v.615–v.640). Descriptive entries. 640 items (26 Jewish).

main keywords

PRAGUEPRINTED BOOKSSYNAGOGUE TEXTILES

minor keywords

Czech RepublicHebrew printing, PragueHistorical documentsKiddush cupsLevite setsPurim, special (individual/communal)Reader’s desk coversTorah Ark curtainsTorah mantles

Related publication

Fučíková, Eliška et al. (eds), Rudolf II and Prague. The Imperial Court and Residential City as the Cultural and Spiritual Heart of Central Europe, 1997. Abbreviated version of the full exhibition catalog, containing only the essays.

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