Modern Judaica: Today's Makers, Today's Sacred Objects (Hardcover)
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This book presents some of the most outstanding examples of contemporary Judaica--sacred Jewish objects--that have been created over the last 30+ years. Fifty-three makers tell their stories and give insight into why they make Judaica and what it means in their lives and in their journeys as artists.
- The featured works include Seder plates, ketubah (Jewish marriage documents), kiddush cups, hand-lettered Torahs, and even a Tefillin Barbie. Includes full-color images of Judaica created by metalworkers, fabric artists, needlecrafters, woodworkers, calligraphers, and more
The book stretches the everyday perception of Judaica and gives the reader insight into the next generation of makers. It discusses how Judaica responds to significant social issues affecting Jews and the world population as a whole.
The book features more than 250 full-color photographs of the makers' works, and it includes artists from the United States, Israel, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.