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CA, 1985). This contemporary photographer fuses biographical
and historical with visual materials to create a very powerful and
challenging kind of art.
Jonathan Borofsky
(Jerusalem, 1984). IM exhibition catalogue of this ma­
jor American artist.
Moshe Gershuni, 1980-1986,
Yigal Zalmona (Jerusalem, 1986). IM cat­
alogue of this impressive artist’s paintings.
First Diasporist Manifesto,
R.B. Kitaj (New York, 1989). In a very unusual
act of verbal exposition, this major contemporary artist explores
the complex implications of Jewishness, art, and his own relation­
ship to both; illustrated with the artist’s work.
Jacob Landau, The Graphic Work,
Janet Flint, et al (Trenton, 1982). An
excellent catalogue raisonne of this artist’s work, which includes
a good deal of Jewish-related thematic material.
Raban Remembered: Jerusalem’s Forgotten Master
(New York, 1982). This
is a significant contribution to the field, about a relatively forgotten
artist (Zeev Raban, 1890-1970), that reminds us of how many other
projects such as this have yet to be undertaken.
For Abel, the Mark o f Cain
(Liestal, 1985). Complex political tract mixed
in with art book, of work by Jorg Shimon Schulthess, which in­
tersperses polemics with Jewish, Christian, and Moslem imagery.
Yehezkel Streichman,
Yigal Zalmona (Jerusalem, 1987). Excellent IM ex­
hibition catalogue of this major figure, relating him to other Israeli
artists and his influences.
A Vanished World,
Roman Vishniac (New York, 1983). In improved
printing, a new version of his earlier publications of Jews in pre-
Holocaust Eastern Europe.
A Circle o f Life,
Ruth Weisberg (Los Angeles, 1986). This artist’s work
interweaves Jewish thematic material among her paintings.
Yitzhak Yoresh, Works on the Theme of the Israeli Flag
(Jerusalem, 1988).
A provocative IM exhibition catalogue.
HOLOCAUST
Art o f the Holocaust,
Janet Blatter and Sybil Milton (New York, 1981).
Still the major work on the subject (at least, pending Ziva Maisels’
anticipated
magnum opus),
this book’s major contribution is in its
comprehensive approach to the subject; yet one wishes that the
art material had been more critically handled. Nevertheless, the
work breaks important new ground, and is a landmark publication
in the field.
The Art o fJewish Children, Germany: 1936-1941 , Innocence and Persecution,
ed. and trans. Sybil Milton (New York 1989). Significant book
which documents a Diisseldorf exhibition of work created by chil­