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Author Mishory, Alec, author
Title Secularizing the sacred : aspects of Israeli visual culture / by Alec Mishory
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N7277 M678 2019    EXHIBITION    30530001341593
Descript xxvi, 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Brill's series in Jewish studies, 0926-2261 ; volume 65
Brill's series in Jewish studies ; v. 65
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"As historical analyses of Diaspora Jewish visual culture blossom in quantity and sophistication, this book analyzes 19th-20th-century developments in Jewish Palestine and later the State of Israel. In the course of these approximately one hundred years, Zionist Israelis developed a visual corpus and artistic lexicon of Jewish-Israeli icons as an anchor for the emerging "civil religion." Bridging internal tensions and even paradoxes, artists dynamically adopted, responded to, and adapted significant Diaspora influences for Jewish-Israeli purposes, as well as Jewish religious themes for secular goals, all in the name of creating a new state with its own paradoxes, simultaneously styled on the Enlightenment nation-state and Jewish peoplehood"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Art, Israeli -- History -- 20th century
Art -- Palestine -- History -- 19th century
Jewish art and symbolism -- Israel
Jewish art and symbolism -- Palestine
Zionism in art
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