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Hasidic Art and the Kabbalah (Hardcover) (Batsheva Goldman-ida)

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"Hasidic Art and the Kabbalah presents eight case studies of manuscripts, ritual objects, and folk art developed by Hasidic masters in the mid-eighteenth to late nineteenth centuries, whose form and decoration relate to sources in the Zohar, German Pietism, and Safed Kabbalah. Examined at the delicate and difficult to define interface between seemingly simple, folk art and complex ideological and conceptual outlooks which contain deep, abstract symbols, the study touches on aspects of object history, intellectual history, the decorative arts, and the history of religion. Based on original texts, the focus of this volume is on the subjective experience of the user at the moment of ritual, applying tenets of process philosophy and literary theory - Wolfgang Iser, Gaston Bachelard, and Walter Benjamin - to the analysis of objects"--
Number of Pages: 450
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Brill's Series in Jewish Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Batsheva Goldman-ida
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2017
TCIN: 53199039
UPC: 9789004287709
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-6663
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