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Looking Jewish : visual culture and modern diaspora

Looking Jewish : visual culture and modern diaspora

Author: Carol Zemel
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focuses on particular artists and cultural figures in interwar Eastern Europe and postwar America who blended Jewishness and mainstream modernism to create a diasporic art, one that transcends  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Zemel
ISBN: 9780253005984 0253005981
OCLC Number: 879583280
Description: xii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beyond the ghetto walls: shtetl to nation in photography by Alter Kacyzne and Moshe Vorobeichic --
Modern artist, modern Jew: Bruno Schulz's diasporas --
Z'chor! Roman Vishniac's photo-eulogy of Eastern European Jews --
Difference in diaspora: the Yiddishe mama, the Jewish mother, the Jewish princess, and their men --
Diasporic values in contemporary art: Kitaj, Katchor, Frenkel.
Responsibility: Carol Zemel.


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The book succeeds in enriching our sense of how Jewish artists responded to the particulars of their own often vulnerable states, creating a canon of work that continues to entice and provoke. * Read more...

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