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The art of being Jewish in modern times

Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Jonathan Karp
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008]
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
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"The wide-ranging portrayal of modern Jewishness in artistic terms invites scrutiny into the relationship between creativity and the formation of Jewish identity, and into the complex issue of what makes a work of art uniquely Jewish. Whether it is the provenance of the artist, as in the case of popular Israeli singer Zehava Ben, the intention of the iconography, as in Ben Shahn's antifascist paintings, or the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; Jonathan Karp
ISBN: 9780812240023 0812240022 9780812220476 0812220471
OCLC Number: 154800565
Description: xii, 449 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Theater as educational institution : Jewish immigrant intellectuals and Yiddish theater reform / Nina Warnke --
Film and vaudeville on New York's Lower East Side / Judith Thissen --
Of maestros and minstrels : American Jewish composers between Black vernacular and European art music / Jonathan Karp --
May Day, tractors, and piglets : Yiddish songs for little communists / Anna Shternshis --
Performing the state : the Jewish Palestine pavilion at the New York World's Fair, 1939/40 / Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett --
Was there anything particularly Jewish about "the first Hebrew city"? / Anat Helman --
Re-routing roots : Zehava Ben's journey between shuk and suk / Amy Horowitz --
The "wandering Jew" from medieval legend to modern metaphor / Richard I. Cohen --
Diasporic values in contemporary art : Kitaj, Katchor, Frenkel / Carol Zemel --
Modern? American? Jew? museums and exhibitions of Ben Shahn's late paintings / Diana L. Linden --
Max Liebermann and the Amsterdam Jewish quarter / Walter Cahn --
Rome and Jerusalem : the figure of Jesus in the creation of Mark Antokol'skii / Olga Litvak --
A modern mitzvah-space-aesthecic : the philosophy of Franz Rosenzwieg / Zachary Braiterman --
Reestablising a "Jewish spirit" in American synagogue music : the music of A.W. Binder / Mark Kligman --
The evolution of Philadelphia's Russian sher medley / Hankus Netsky --
Framing Nazi art loot / Charles Dellheim --
Joseph Lewitan and the Nazification of dance in Germany / Marion Kant --
History, memory, and moral judgment in documentary film : on Marcel Ophul's Hotel terminus: the life and times of Klaus Barbie / Susan Rubin Suleiman.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Jonathan Karp.
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This richly illustrated volume illuminates how the arts have helped Jews confront the challenges of modernity. There truly is an art to being Jewish in the modern world-or, alternatively, an art to  Read more...


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