Carôn Caswell Lazar began her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During her career she has studied art; taught art, art history and history; created art; sold art; helped to plan and build two repositories for art; written art programs; published art; and designed art catalogues and installations. She taught interdisciplinary studies accredited in the International Baccalaureate program and was part of the 1977 team for IB program development. Carôn taught both middle and high school at Daycroft, a private co-educational boarding school in Greenwich, CT. A student of and intern to Dr. Joseph Campbell, she has traveled, studied and lived extensively in the third world focusing on art, culture, mythologies and religion. She is the author of books and CDs on Character through Art, Classics and Culture as well as Museographs, a monographic series focusing on world culture and history. Mrs. Lazar is a frequent speaker, seminar and workshop leader and continues to write and teach about the world and the people who make it what it is.
Museographs: The Old City of Jerusalem a Cultural Crossroadby Caron Caswell Lazar
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Just uttering the word Jerusalem results in an automatic change in the state of mind for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Their individual and collective history in this city—a holy place for all three of the great monotheistic faiths—has covered over three thousand years but Jerusalem's history extends two millennia farther in the sands of time.
The Old City of Jerusalem surveys the City of Peace and her inhabitants from the Canaanite Period through the Ottoman Empire in 1917. You will travel from the Pre-Davidic period with stops during the establishment of the Jewish nation, the conquest of Hellenism, the Hasmoneans, Jerusalem as a Roman outpost, the extravagance of the Byzantine period, the capture of the City during the First Muslim period, the Crusader period and once again to Muslim rule. The monograph includes beautiful color plates picturing objects from the various periods.
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