Maya Balakirsky Katz
Title: The Visual Culture of Chabad
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cambridge University Press October 2010
0521191637 / 9780521191630
Seller ID: 105637
This book presents the first full-length study of a vast and complex visual tradition produced, revered, preserved, banned, and destroyed by the Hasidic movement of Chabad. This rich repository of visual artifacts provides the archaeological data for an analysis of how the movement consolidated its influence during a period of political and economic transformation and survived its immigration to America in the wake of the Holocaust. As one of the most self-documented and media-preserved modern Jewish movements, Chabad s rich material culture, including the hand-held portrait, the rebbishe space, the printer s mark, and the public menorah, afford scholars a wider range of interpretive strategies for understanding the movement and the role of the visual experience in religion.