The Synagogue

The Synagogue

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the synagogue from King Solomon's temple to the present, and looks at various synagogues around the world from various architectural styles and periods

Blackwell North Amer
H. A. Meek gradually unfolds the story of the synagogue from its origins in Solomon's Temple to its exuberant Baroque phase in Venice and thence to the classic simplicity of the modern building. Over the course of several millennia, the style of the synagogues has grown and developed, drawing in a vast array of cultural and artistic influences to produce a rich and coherent heritage. A heritage that is always aware of its biblical antecedents and still strongly based on God's commandments to Moses to construct a Tabernacle in the desert.
Magnificently illustrated, with much specially commissioned photography from around the world, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive picture of the synagogue and its decoration. Numerous metropolitan and provincial synagogues, from the flamboyantly Moorish to the sparsely contemporary, are represented as a monument to the art and architecture of Judaism.

Publisher: London : Phaidon Press Limited, c1995
ISBN: 9780714829326
Branch Call Number: 296.65 MEE
Characteristics: 240p. : col. ill., plans ; 30cm


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