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Carol Diament,
director, Adult Jewish Education, Hadassah;
Dr.
David Ellenson,
HUC-JIR, Los Angeles.
VISUAL ARTS
L
eon
L. G
ilde sgam e
A
ward
Jewish Folk Art: From Biblical Days to Modern Times,
by Joy
Ungerleider-Mayerson (Summit Books)
Jewish Folk Art: From Biblical Days to Modern Times
reflects the
growing interest in folk art and ethnography. It contains a com­
prehensive range of art forms within the folk art tradition. Read­
ers are treated to beautifully photographed examples of illumi­
nated manuscripts, marriage contracts, micrography and other
calligraphic works, as well as ceremonial objects and household
items made of wood, silver, ceramics, and glass. The text provides
an overview of the religious inspiration and the environment in
which the pieces were produced. Included are several items not
easily accessible to the scholar or general reader, which makes this
work a genuine contribution to Jewish visual arts publishing.
J
u d g e s
:
Esther Nussbaum,
librarian, Ramaz Upper School;
Dr.
Sholom Sabar,
curator, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles;
Evelyn
Cohen,
curator, graphic arts, Jewish Theological Seminary.
1987 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS
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