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JEWI SH BOOK ANNUAL
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L. The synagogue of Dura-Europos and its frescoes. Jerusalem,
Trustees of the Bialik Foundation, 1947. 203 p. Hebrew.
Detailed discussion of the 3rd century synagogue, its architecture and
mural paintings. Includes comparative material and a bibliography. Well
illustrated.
S
w e e n e y
, J
am e s
J
o h n s o n
.
Marc Chagall. New York, Museum of Modern Art,
1946. 102 p.
Thorough discussion of the development of the artist with the pictures
illustrating the points stressed and attention to techniques employed by the
artist. Prints dealt with by Carl O. Schniewind. Bibliography. 55 plates.
S
z y k
, A
r t h u r
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Festival paintings. New York, Arthur Rothmann, Fine Arts.
7 plates.
Lithographs in color, depicting Hassidic celebrations of the Jewish festivals.
Treasures of a London Temple: a descriptive catalogue of the ritual plate, mantles
and furniture of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Synagogue in Bevis Marks.
London, Taylor’s Foreign Press, 1951. 68 p. 20 plates.
Compiled by specialists in silver, textiles and prints. Published on the
occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Bevis Marks Synagogue in London.
Well documented. Fine illustrations.
V
e n t u r i
, L
io n e l l o
.
Marc Chagall. New York, Pierre Matisse Editions, 1945.
51 p. 64 plates.
Interpretative biographical sketch. Excellent illustrations. Bibliography.
V
o l a v k o v a
, H
a n a
.
The Jewish Museum of Prague. Prague, Council of Jewish
Religious Communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, 1948. 33 p. 48 plates.
Tells the story of the museum expanded by the Nazis from looted treasures
to include 200,000 items. The organizers of the collection, the well known
old librarian Tobias Jakobowitsch, and other experts, more than 50 people,
were murdered after the job was done. Illustrations of the ceremonial objects,
mostly metal work.
---------. The synagogue treasures of Bohemia and Moravia. Prague, Sfinx, 1949.
39 p. 97 plates.
Deals with the Jewish ceremonial textiles in the Jewish Museum in Prague.
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a lk ow it z
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bra h am
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Faces from the ghetto. New York, Machmadim Art
Editions, 1946. 40 prints.
Preface by Simon L. Millner.
W
e r n e r
, A
l f r e d
.
Story of Jewish art.
Jewish Affairs
, vol. 1, no. 13 (Dec. 15,
1946). New York, American Jewish Congress, 1946. 27 p.
Illustrated pamphlet for general orientation.
W
is c h n it z e r
, R
a c h e l
.
“The Esther Story in Art,” in
The Purim Anthology
, by
Philip Goodman. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1949, pp. 222-249.
Figures of the Esther story in art interpreted in the light of Bible and
Agada. Styles and origins of the motifs discussed. Some of the 55 illustrations
published for the first time.
---------. “Judaism in Art,” in
The Jews: Their History
,
Culture and Religion
, ed.
Louis Finkelstein. New York, Harper; Philadelphia, Jewish Publication
Society, 1949, pp. 984-1010.
Essay discussing the changing conceptions of art in Judaism. Bibliography.
---------. “Jewish Art,” in
The Jewish People: Past and Present,
vol. III. New
York, Jewish Encyclopedic Handbooks, 1952, pp. 268-323.
Survey of Jewish art from ancient times to the present, with emphasis on
art in the U. S. and Israel. Many text illustrations and plates, some in color.
---------. The messianic theme in the paintings of the Dura synagogue. Chicago,
University of Chicago Press, 1948. 135 p. 50 illustrations.
Interpretation of the wall paintings of the third century synagogue in Syria
in the light of the Bible and the Agada. Extensive bibliography.
---------. “Mutual influences between Eastern and Western Europe in Synagogue
Architecture,” in
YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science.
New York, Yiddish
Scientific Institute, vol. I I - I I I , 1947-8, pp. 25-68. Appeared also in Yiddish
in
YIVO Bleter
, Spring 1947.
Shows how the medieval German synagogue type spread eastward and the
16th century Polish synagogue type influenced the west. Illustrated.