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Masterworks of the Jewish Museum

Author: Maurice Berger; Joan Rosenbaum; Vivian B Mann; Norman L Kleeblatt; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Jewish Museum ; New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
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"Masterworks of The Jewish Museum begins with two complementary essays: a lively overview of the museum's history by Joan Rosenbaum, documenting the evolution of the collection and the key figures who founded the institution; and a provocative discussion by Maurice Berger of the museum's significance within the context of collecting and exhibiting practices over the past century. The book features a range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Berger; Joan Rosenbaum; Vivian B Mann; Norman L Kleeblatt; Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0300102925 9780300102925
OCLC Number: 57531853
Notes: Published in celebration of the centennial of the Jewish Museum, which was founded in 1904.
Description: 253 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword / Joan Rosenbaum --
The Jewish museum and its history / Joan Rosenbaum --
Museum without walls / Maurice Berger --
The collection of the Jewish Museum --
Memory and history --
Spirituality and faith --
Society and politics --
Portraiture and identity.
Responsibility: Maurice Berger and Joan Rosenbaum ; with entries by Vivian B. Mann, Norman L. Kleeblatt, and the staff of the Jewish Museum.

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"Masterworks of The Jewish Museum begins with two complementary essays: a lively overview of the museum's history by Joan Rosenbaum, documenting the evolution of the collection and the key figures who founded the institution; and a provocative discussion by Maurice Berger of the museum's significance within the context of collecting and exhibiting practices over the past century. The book features a range of artworks grouped thematically into four categories: memory and history; spirituality and faith; society and politics; and portraiture and identity. Each work is accompanied by a short essay providing description and interpretation. Together the reproductions and informative text reveal how Jewish culture has evolved through the centuries and across continents."--Jacket.

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