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The Resource Judaism and christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism, edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg

Judaism and christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism, edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg

Label
Judaism and christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism
Title
Judaism and christian art
Title remainder
aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art. By engaging Judaism, both real and imagined, they explored and expanded the perils and possibilities for Christian representation of the material world. The thirteen essays inJudaism and Christian Artreveal that Christian art has always defined itself through the figures of Judaism that it produces. From its beginnings, Christianity confronted a host of questions about visual representation. Should Christians make art, or does attention to the beautiful works of human hands constitute a misplaced emphasis on the things of this world or, worse, a prohibited form of idolatry ("Thou shalt make no graven image")? And if art is allowed, upon what styles, motifs, and symbols should it draw? Christian artists, theologians, and philosophers answered these questions and many others by thinking about and representing the relationship of Christianity to Judaism. This volume is the first dedicated to the long history, from the catacombs to colonialism but with special emphasis on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, of the ways in which Christian art deployed cohorts of "Jews"more figurative than realin order to conquer, defend, and explore its own territory
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
704.9/482
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8180
LC item number
.J83 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1941-
  • 1964-
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  • Kessler, Herbert L.
  • Nirenberg, David
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  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Judaism in art
  • Art, European
  • Art, European
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Judaism in art
  • Europe
Label
Judaism and christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism, edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827455664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812208368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827455664
Label
Judaism and christian art : aesthetic anxieties from the catacombs to colonialism, edited by Herbert L. Kessler and David Nirenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827455664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 442 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812208368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827455664

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