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Babylon. Mythos & Wahrheit

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(234 words)

Translated title Babylon. Myth & Truth
Editors

Moritz Wullen, Günther Schauerte.

Co-editor

Hanna Strzoda.

Curators

Moritz Wullen, Hanna Strzoda.

Imprint

Berlin, Germany, 2008. 279 pp., illustrations: 169 col., 40 b&w, 28.5 × 25.2 cm. German.

Location

Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (26 June–5 October 2008)

Description

The city of Babylon, and the images and artworks it has inspired. Monumental catalog with 11 essays, including: “Jenseits des Stromes. Sehnsucht, Ambivalenz und das jüdische Bild von Babylon” [On the Other Side of the River: Yearning, Ambivalence and the Jewish Image of Babylon] (Michal Friedlander), “Von Babylon nach Jerusalem. Die Zwei Wege, das Himmlische Jerusalem und die Hure von Babylon auf populären Drucken des 19. Jahrhunderts”, [From Babylon to Jerusalem. The Two Roads, The Heavenly Jerusalem, and the Whore of Babylon on Popular Prints of the 19th C] (Konrad Vanja), and “Das Babylon-System … zur Rezeption von Psalm 137” [The Babylon System … The Reception of Psalm 137] (Dieter Scholz). Catalog listing according to themes: The Babylon System, Nebucadnezzar, City of Sin, Semiramis, Tower, Apocalypse, and Babble. Detailed descriptive entries. 88 items.

main keywords

BABYLONERETZ ISRAELPAINTINGSPRINTS

minor keywords

Bezalel Art SchoolHaggadotJerusalemLilien, Ephraim M.Mendelssohn, MosesMicrographyPrints, Eretz Israel/Holy LandZecher le-Churban plaquesZionism

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., with reply card insert, 2 col. illus., 22.8 × 11.7 cm.

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