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Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses. The Synagoge to the Carousel

Zimiles, Murray

Published by Brandeis University Press, New York, 2007
Condition: New in publisher's shrink wrap Hardcover
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Quarto. xviii, 170pp. Original pictorial dustjacket over black cloth in original publisher's shrink wrap. Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life. Catalog of the exhibition 'Gilded Horses.' October 2007 through March 2008 tracing "the journey of Jewish woodcarvers and other artisans from Eastern and Central Europe to America and the unsung role they played in establishing a distinct Jewish culture in communities throughout the United States. The exuberant artworks stand as a testament to a history of survival and transformation and provide a surprising revelation of the link that was forged between the synagogue and the carousel as immigrant Jewish artists transferred symbolic visual elements into this vernacular American idiom. The first major study of this important aspect of the Jewish contribution to American folk art, the exhibition features approximately one hundred artworks and objects, including rare documentary photographs of Eastern European synagogue arks and carved gravestones, sacred carvings, papercuts, and carousel animals" (American Folk Art Museum). Bookseller Inventory # 37712

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Title: Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses. The ...

Publisher: Brandeis University Press, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New in publisher's shrink wrap

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: Second printing.

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