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Title Art and its uses : the visual image and modern Jewish society / edited by Ezra Mendelsohn ; guest symposium editor, Richard I. Cohen.
Imprint New York : Published for the Institute by Oxford University Press, 1990.

Series Studies in contemporary Jewry, 0740-8625 ; 6
Studies in contemporary Jewry ; 6.
Subject Jewish art.
Jews in art.
Jews -- History -- Pictorial works.
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Mendelsohn, Ezra.
Cohen, Richard I.
Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim. Makhon le-Yahadut zemanenu.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 418 pages) : illustrations.
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Note "Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Symposium: Art and Its Uses: The Visual Image and Modern Jewish Society; Essays; Review Essays; Book Reviews (arranged by subject); Communal History; Demography, Economics and Sociology; Language, Art and Literature; Religion, Thought and Education; Zionism and Israel; Recently Completed Doctoral Dissertations; Contents for Volume VII.
Summary The sixth volume of the annual publication of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Art and Its Uses analyzes the levels of meaning present in a wide range of visual images, from high art by Jewish artists to Judaica, caricatures, and political propaganda. The use of such material to illuminate aspects of modern history and society is rather uncommon in the field of modern Jewish studies; these essays provide the tools necessary for understanding the image in its proper social and political context. The distinguished contributors include Richard I. Cohen.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780195362862 (electronic bk.)
0195362861 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 496309999
Additional Format Print version: Art and its uses. New York : Published for the Institute by Oxford University Press, 1990 9780195061888 (DLC) 84649196 (OCoLC)22961982


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