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Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts Hardcover – April 13, 2015
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"An accessible and richly informative introduction to these works, suggesting that although no actual medieval Jewish library exists, we may yet imagine one."---Christopher Lyon, Bookforum
"A valuable addition to any library, both as a repository of knowledge and as a beautiful material object in its own right."---Ilona Steimann, Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies
"A gifted communicator with an infectious enthusiasm for his material, Epstein is a master of visual analysis."---Julie A. Harris, Medieval Encounters
"It is gratifying to welcome a book that celebrates Jewish manuscript illumination with such erudition and passion."---Ilana Tahan, Times Literary Supplement
"The gorgeously illustrated volume Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts, edited by Marc Epstein, should challenge almost all assumptions about Jewish identity, difference, or art. Its twelve instructive chapters and 287 full-color images survey a stunning array of illustrated books made for Jews from the twelfth to the twenty-first centuries."---Sara Lipton, New York Review of Books
"Although the language of the publication is light-hearted, the book is rich in information, interesting hypotheses and surprising interpretations, often challenging previously held convictions. . . . This book speaks about beautiful books--and in doing so is certainly a delightful example of such."---Wojciech Kosior, Polish Journal of the Arts and Culture
"Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Visual Arts, Jewish Book Council"
"Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers"
"[A] sumptuous, magnificent book."---Ephraim Nissan, Philology
- Item Weight : 3.38 pounds
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780691165240
- ISBN-13 : 978-0691165240
- Product Dimensions : 8.9 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
- Publisher : Princeton University Press; Annotated Edition (April 13, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0691165246
- Best Sellers Rank: #207,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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