The artless Jew : medieval and modern affirmations and denials of the visual

The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual
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An excellent counterweight to the vast literature that claims that Jews and Judaism are visually handicapped. Reviews Bland does an excellent job of convincing us.

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This intellectual history of medieval and modern Jewish attitudes toward art and representation Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual. The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual [ Kalman P. Bland] on ubopagerycoq.gq *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Betrokkenen Auteur Kalman P. Bland Uitgever Princeton University Press.

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Jewish artistic production, like, for example, Byzantine, African and Islamic arts has suffered both marginalization and worse: has been valued only for the ways that it relates to the interests of the dominant and amazingly long-lived Western European canon of Art History. Since the first monograph dealing with a Jewish visual theme appeared over a hundred years ago, an undercurrent of almost all scholarship has been profoundly apologetic. Much of the most profound research on Jewish visual culture takes place outside or on the fringes of art history departments, even in Israel.

Recent years have seen the beginnings of a reevaluation of the place of art within Judaism, and of Jewish art within Art History. The first fruits of this reevaluation were presented in A. It is the first of a veritable parade of studies that are in various stages of completion that reevaluate the historiography of Jewish art.

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This is no art history book. Pointedly it includes not a single illustration! Rather, The Artless Jew consists of two groups of essays. The rest of the book chapters presents varied medieval Jewish perceptions of the visual.

Bland uses the contrasting image of the art of the Jews that developed in Catholic and Protestant circles, and was adopted by various Jewish thinkers. While Bland does an admirable job of drawing together the strands of thought regarding Jews and art, I sense a lack of the larger picture.

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As throughout the history of Christian-Jewish relations, nineteenth-century Christian theology constructed its ideal and useful Jew without any reference to or interest in existing Jews and their religion. Jews were always the alter ego of whatever was happening in Christian thought.

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Further contextualization will surely add much to our understanding of how the art of the Jews was understood during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—if not about Jewish attitudes toward the visual in their own right! Biddiss and M. Keywords and Subjects.

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Subjects Judaism and art--History of doctrines. Ten commandments--Images. Jewish art.

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Jewish aesthetics. Jews--Intellectual life.

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