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Synopsis:

Retells the history of Jewish communities through the architecture and decorative art associated with the synagogue. This book traces the history of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to the classic simplicity of the modern synagogue.

Synopsis:

H. A. Meek gradually unfolds the story of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to its exuberant Baroque phase in Venice and thence to the classic simplicity of the modern building. Over the course of several millennia, the style of the synagogues has grown and developed, drawing in a vast array of cultural and artistic influences to produce a rich and coherent heritage. A heritage that is always aware of its biblical antecedents and still strongly based on God's commandments to Moses to construct a Tabernacle in the desert. Magnificently illustrated, with much specially commissioned photography from around the world, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive picture of the synagogue and its decoration. Numerous metropolitan and provincial synagogues, from the flamboyantly Moorish to the sparsely contemporary, are represented as a monument to the art and architecture of Judaism.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-235) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714829326
Author:
Meek, H. A.
Author:
Meek, Harold A.
Author:
Meek, H. A.
Author:
Meek, Harold
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings
Subject:
Synagogues
Subject:
Synagogue architecture
Subject:
Synagogues -- History.
Subject:
Religious buildings
Subject:
Individual Artist
Copyright:
Series Volume:
115
Publication Date:
20031001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.5 x 10 x 1 in 3.22 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , Retells the history of Jewish communities through the architecture and decorative art associated with the synagogue. This book traces the history of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to the classic simplicity of the modern synagogue.
"Synopsis" by , H. A. Meek gradually unfolds the story of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to its exuberant Baroque phase in Venice and thence to the classic simplicity of the modern building. Over the course of several millennia, the style of the synagogues has grown and developed, drawing in a vast array of cultural and artistic influences to produce a rich and coherent heritage. A heritage that is always aware of its biblical antecedents and still strongly based on God's commandments to Moses to construct a Tabernacle in the desert. Magnificently illustrated, with much specially commissioned photography from around the world, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive picture of the synagogue and its decoration. Numerous metropolitan and provincial synagogues, from the flamboyantly Moorish to the sparsely contemporary, are represented as a monument to the art and architecture of Judaism.
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