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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
VISUAL ARTS
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ward
Synagogues o f Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning,
by Carol
Herselle Krinsky (The Architectural Foundation and MIT Press)
A learned presentation of religious Jewish architecture from
the late Roman Empire to the present. The two-part work com­
bines an overview of the history and development of synagogue
architecture, its relationship to ritual, with an in-depth descrip­
tion of specific buildings that exemplify the various architectural
types and styles. The numerous illustrations that accompany the
text document existing synagogues and recreate those that are
lost. This study is certain to become a standard reference work
for scholars and the general public alike.
J
u d g e s
:
Esther Nussbaum, Ramaz library; Sholom Sabar, Skir-
ball Museum; Evelyn M. Cohen, Yeshiva Museum.