Most importantly, this book will change the way medieval Jewish art, and medieval Jewish life, is understood.
The reproductions of the original works delight the eye and the spirit, and Epstein's lucid, thoughtful writing delights the mind.
Like any good writer, Epstein makes a subject that might not initially have drawn my attention nothing less than fascinating.
I loved reading this book and enjoy simply looking again and again at the facsimiles. It is both scholarly and fun to read. Read morePublished 11 months ago by BHS
I share some of the enthusiasm of other reviewers about the book. While not as learned as works by medieval Jewish art historians like Katrin Kogman, it is more accessible, and is... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by A Reader
I could not stop reading Marc Michael Epstein's book, as if it was a mystery novel, and not only an original important research (which it sure is). Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Medieval art historian
Gorgeous pictures too.
What else can a reader expect from an author who has so clearly fallen in love with his subject?
Epstein writes a book with humor, thoughtfulness, and clarity. This book is truly stunning in it's format but also in content. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Stacy Leeman
Epstein's book book is both beautiful and fascinating. Like his earlier work, Dreams of Subversion, this volume will shape the conversation about medieval Jewish art and serve as... Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by RectoandVerso
Truly a beautiful book in all senses of the word. The reproductions of the original works delight the eye and the spirit, and Epstein's lucid, thoughtful writing delights the... Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by acoles