Jewish Art in America: An Introduction / Edition 1

Jewish Art in America: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Matthew Baigell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546411

ISBN-13: 9780742546417

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Is there a Jewish art? Is there a single "Jewish experience"? Matthew Baigell, the acknowledged American expert on Jewish art, offers the first book ever on the history of Jewish American art from the early settlements to the present. Jewish Art in America explores how the artists' Jewish heritage plays a part in their response to major events in history such as the…  See more details below

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Is there a Jewish art? Is there a single "Jewish experience"? Matthew Baigell, the acknowledged American expert on Jewish art, offers the first book ever on the history of Jewish American art from the early settlements to the present. Jewish Art in America explores how the artists' Jewish heritage plays a part in their response to major events in history such as the Great Migration, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, the founding of the State of Israel, and the dispersal of Jewish artists around the country. It is a fascinating story of the Jewish experience in American art as seen through the works of eighty artists, including major figures as well as artists whose works have not achieved main-stream prominence. Chapters are arranged chronologically, with subjects such as feminism, spiritualism, and responses to the Holocaust having chapters of their own. Intended for art historians, curators, and students of American art and Jewish culture, Jewish Art in America is a landmark book in both American art and Jewish studies that covers complex territory comprehensively, with unparalleled incisiveness, thoughtfulness, and readability. It includes examples of works from the artists discussed.

About the Author:
Matthew Baigell is professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546417
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     xiii
Until 1920, Preliminaries and Beginnings     1
The 1920s, Settling In     27
The 1930s, Social Issues     43
The 1940s, the Holocaust Years and After     71
The 1950s and After, the Older Generation     105
The 1950s and After, the Younger Generation     129
The 1970s and After, Representative Figures     147
The 1970s and After, Later Holocaust Responses     169
The 1970s and After, Spiritualism     189
The 1970s and After, Feminism     213
Conclusion     227
Works Cited     233
Index     237
About the Author     253

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