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The artless Jew [electronic resource] : medieval and modern affirmations and denials of the visual / by Kalman P. Bland.

By: Bland, Kalman P, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (233 p.).ISBN: 1400811074 (electronic bk.); 9781400811076 (electronic bk.); 0691010439 (cl. : alk. paper); 9780691010434 (cl. : alk. paper); 9781400823574 (electronic bk.); 1400823579 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Judaism and art -- History of doctrines | Ten commandments -- Images | Jewish art | Jewish aesthetics | Jews -- Intellectual life | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Rituals & Practice | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Artless Jew.DDC classification: 296.4/6/09 Online resources: EBSCOhost | EBSCOhost
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Summary: Conventional wisdom holds that Judaism is indifferent or even suspiciously hostile to the visual arts due to the Second Commandment's prohibition on creating "graven images," the dictates of monotheism, and historical happenstance. This intellectual history of medieval and modern Jewish attitudes toward art and representation overturns the modern assumption of Jewish iconophobia that denies to Jewish culture a visual dimension. Kalman Bland synthesizes evidence from medieval Jewish philosophy, mysticism, poetry, biblical commentaries, travelogues, and law, concluding that premodern Jewish intel.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-228) and index.

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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents.

Conventional wisdom holds that Judaism is indifferent or even suspiciously hostile to the visual arts due to the Second Commandment's prohibition on creating "graven images," the dictates of monotheism, and historical happenstance. This intellectual history of medieval and modern Jewish attitudes toward art and representation overturns the modern assumption of Jewish iconophobia that denies to Jewish culture a visual dimension. Kalman Bland synthesizes evidence from medieval Jewish philosophy, mysticism, poetry, biblical commentaries, travelogues, and law, concluding that premodern Jewish intel.

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