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Jerusalem Stone and Spirit: 3000 Years of History and Art

Jerusalem Stone and Spirit: 3000 Years of History and Art

by Shalom Sabar
     
 
This unique view of the Holy City is a blend of compelling history and sumptuous visuals, featuring new scholarship and many previously unpublished images collected from all over the world.

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This unique view of the Holy City is a blend of compelling history and sumptuous visuals, featuring new scholarship and many previously unpublished images collected from all over the world.

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Library Journal
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all hold Jerusalem sacred, and practitioners of all faiths have portrayed the city in art as it has been shaped by political forces throughout history. Both authors discuss Jerusalem's history, mixing in the romantic elements of art and the grandeur of architecture. Bahat combines text and art in a complementary fashion, focusing on the emotional and religious components of Jerusalem's historical development. He presents the romantic and religious views of Jerusalem held by three monotheistic religions and discusses how the art became a way to create a consciousness of the holy site for people far away. The art reflects visions of Jerusalem by both European and Islamic artists, though there are too few representations of Islamic art. Brooke's discussion covers sacred space, pilgrimage, and photographers in the 19th and 20th centuries. The photos, primarily of ruins, houses of worship, and buildings in sacred places, illustrate how buildings create and further a place's centrality for a people. Bahat and Brooke both succeed in demonstrating Jerusalem's presence in religious consciousness, showing how the city, its respective governments, and the three monotheistic religions have left their mark on one another. These books complement each other and can be enjoyed separately; both are recommended for public and academic libraries where there is interest in the subject.--Naomi E. Hafter, Broward Cty. P.L., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847821242
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 13.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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