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Early Israeli Arts and Crafts. Bezalel Treasures from the Alan B. Slifka Collection in the Israel Museum

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(167 words)

Editor & Curator

Chaya Benjamin

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2008. 115 pp., illustrations: 78 col., 21 b&w, 29.2 × 20.7 cm. English.

ISBN

9789652783608

Location

Israel Museum (11 March 2005–21 January 2006)

Description

The catalog was issued two years after the exhibition.

Description

Objects created during the early years of the Bezalel Academy (1906–1929) that illustrate Boris Schatz’s dream to articulate a new visual language for the future Zionist state. Essay “Crafting a Vision: The Bezalel Art School” describes the school’s early history and artistic output (Chaya Benjamin). Most of the catalog dedicated to illustrations and descriptions of the exhibits. Descriptive entries. 73 items.

main keywords

BEZALEL ART SCHOOLCEREMONIAL OBJECTSGRAPHIC ARTSJEWELRYPORTRAITS

minor keywords

BesamimBook illustrationBridal boxes/chestsCandlesticks/CandelabraCarpets/RugsChildren’s booksCoinsDamascene workEtrog containersHand-washing vesselsHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsHoly Land souvenirsJewelryPesach platesPlatesSchatz, BorisScrolls of Esther, casesSilhouettesSmoking implementsTefillin casesWall sconces

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