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Representing the Irreparable
The Shoah, the Bible, and the Art of Samuel Bak

 
Edited by Danna Nolan Fewell, Gary A. Phillips, and Yvonne Sherwood

Cloth $50.00    |    978-1-879985-18-6    |    2008

Description
The art of Samuel Bak depicts a world destroyed and yet provisionally pieced back together. Across nearly seven decades of artistic production Samuel Bak has explored and reworked a set of metaphors, a visual grammar and vocabulary, that ultimately privileges questions. Bak’s pictorial readings invite reconsideration of the Post-Reformation privileging of word over image, and of the Post-Enlightenment privileging of reason over experience. Bak preserves memory of the twentieth century ruination of Jewish life and culture by way of an artistic passion and precision that stubbornly announces the creativity of the human spirit.

8 x 10, 220 pages, color illustrations

Distributed for the Pucker Gallery


Representing the Irreparable

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