Jewish Identity in Modern Art History / Edition 1

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In the first comprehensive study of Jewish identity and its meaning for the history of art, eleven influential scholars illuminate the formative role of Jews as subjects of art-historical discourse. At the same time, their essays introduce to art history the issue of cultural identity in the production of scholarship. Offering a new approach in which the cultural identities of art makers and interpreters play a constitutive role, this collection begins a trenchant dialogue that will revise our understanding of scholarly work in modern art history, Jewish studies, and cultural studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520213043
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/1999
  • Series: S. Mark Taper Foundation Imprint in Jewi
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 249
  • Sales rank: 1,524,419
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine M. Soussloff is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the author of The Absolute Artist: The Historiography of a Concept (1997).

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Table of Contents

Introducing Jewish Identity to Art History
From Bezal'el to Max Liebermann: Jewish Art in Nineteenth-Century Art-Historical Texts
Anti-Semitism and Aniconism: The Germanophone Requiem for Jewish Visual Art
To Figure, or Not to Figure: The Iconoclastic Proscription and Its Theoretical Legacy
Jewish Identity in Art and History: Maurycy Gottlieb as Early Jewish Artist
Collecting and Collective Memory: German Expressionist Art and Modern Jewish Identity
Ethnic Notions and Feminist Strategies of the 1970s: Some Work by Judy Chicago and Eleanor Antin
Art History, German Jewish Identity, and the Emigration of Iconology
Reframing the Self-Criticism: Clement Greenberg's "Modernist Painting" in Light of Jewish Identity
Meyer Schapiro's Jewish Unconscious
Aby Warburg: Forced Identity and "Cultural Science"
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
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