FROM DURA TO REMBRANDT. STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF ART
Rachel Wischnitzer

1990
222 × 290 mm, 224 pages,
100 B&W illustrations, 3 full-page colour plates
clothbound, with jacket
ISBN 3-900731-16-0

Jacket illustration: The Messianic Fox and the gate of Mercy, “Double Mahzor” (Breslau, State and University Library, Cod. Or. I. 1, fol. 89v).
 

A comprehensive collection of articles by Rachel Wischnitzer (1885-1989), the eminent art historian and pioneer researcher on Jewish art. The focus of her work, which spanned a period of 70 years, is on the manifold relations between European and Near Eastern cultures throughout history.

 

CONTENTS

Preface
Rachel Wischnitzer, Doyenne of Historians of Jewish Art, by Bezalel Narkiss
Selected Articles
1. The Ancient Synagogue in Lutsk
2. Von der Holbeinbibel zur Amsterdamer Haggadah
2A. Zur Pessach Haggadah, von Grumvald, M. Mainz, Kober, E. Toeplitz und I. Sonne
2B. Erwiderung an Dr. Sonne
2C. Zur Amsterdamer Haggadah, von Erich Toeplitz
2D. Zur Amsterdamer Haggadah
3. Die Messianische Hütte in der jüdischen Kunst
4. The Conception of the Resurrection in the Ezekiel Panel of the Dura Synagogue  
5. The Messianic Fox
5A. The Fox in Jewish Tradition, by Paul Romanoff
5B. A Reply to Dr. Romanoff
6. The Three Philosophers by Giorgione
7. The Egyptian Revival in Synagogue Architecture
8. Thomas U. Walter’s Crown Street Synagogue, 1848–1849
9. Rembrandt, Callot, and Tobias Stimmer
10. The Moneychanger with the Balance. A Topic of Jewish Iconography
11. Ezra Stiles and the Portrait of Menasseh Ben Israel
12. Gleanings: The Ze'ena u-reena and its Illustrations
13. The ‘Closed Temple’ Panel in the Synagogue of Dura Europos
14. Maimonides’ Drawings of the Temple
15. The Ordeal of Bitter Waters and Andrea del Sarto
16. Rembrandt’s So-called ‘Synagogue’ in the Light of Synagogue Architecture
17. Berlin, the Early 1920s
18. From my Archives
19. Reminiscences, École Spéciale d’Architecture, and Mallet-Stevens
Rachel Wischnitzer: A Bibliography
Notes to the text
Index of the articles in German
Index of the articles in English
Index of manuscripts