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'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth' - Exodus 20:4 In this ground-breaking book Anthony Julius derives a Jewish aesthetic from the Second Commandment. The prohibition of idolatry is not just an injunction against idol worshipping, but a call to idol breaking; it promotes a creative iconoclasm which exposes through irony inflated claims about art. Julius identifies and celebrates those Jewish works of art which by their irony subvert artistic and politic idolatry. Idolizing Pictures is a manifesto for Jewish art.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500282625
ISBN-10: 0500282625
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Anthony Julius

Anthony Julius is an eminent barrister and the author of several other books, notably T.S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism and Literary Form, which was published to great acclaim and controversy.

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