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VISUAL CONSTRUCTS OF JERUSALEM. Ed. by Bianca Kuhnel et al. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2014. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, 18. 530 pp. with 284 ills. (24 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9782503551043 In English.
Publisher's description: The special position of Jerusalem among the cities of the world stems from a long history shared by the three Abrahamic religions, and the belief that the city reflected a heavenly counterpart. Because of this unique combination, Jerusalem is generally seen as extending along a vertical axis stretching between past, present, and future. However, through its many 'earthly' representations, Jerusalem has an equally important horizontal dimension: it is represented elsewhere in all media, from two-dimensional maps to monumental renderings of the architecture and topography of the city's loca sancta. In documenting the increasing emphasis on studying the earthly proliferations of the city, the current book witnesses a shift in theoretical and methodological insights since the publication of The Real and Ideal Jerusalem in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Art in 1998. Its main focus is on European translations of Jerusalem in images, objects, places, and spaces that evoke the city through some physical similarity or by denomination and cult - all visual and material aids to commemoration and worship from afar.
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Israel — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162739
Paperbound $195.00    

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