Symbols of Emancipation. Nineteenth-Century Synagogues in the Czech Lands

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Author & Curator

Arno Pařík.


Prague, Czech Republic, 2013. 103 pp., illustrations: 200 col., 168 b&w, 21 × 22 cm. English.




Jewish Museum in Prague (21 March–4 August 2013)


The proliferation of new synagogues in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia during the latter half of the 19th C, and the variety of historical styles in which they were constructed. Introductory essay describes each architectural style and its main characteristics. 60 synagogues presented according to location. In-depth descriptions illustrated by numerous historical and recent photographs. No itemized listing.

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Historical photographsPostcardsSynagogues, Czech RepublicSynagogues, Silesia

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, 1 b&w illus., 21 × 15 cm; Exhibition leaflet with introductory texts to Neo-Classical and Empire-style synagogues, the period of historicism, synagogues in large cities, and different types and styles of synagogues, 6 pp., 11 col., 4 b&w illus., 28.7 × 14 cm. English.

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