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Author Lipis, Mimi Levy

Title Symbolic houses in Judaism : how objects and metaphors construct hybrid places of belonging / Mimi Levy Lipis

Publ Info Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub., [2011]
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA7110 .L57 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Ashgate studies in architecture series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction -- Situating the house. Architectural foundations -- influences from gender studies -- Strategies of analysis -- The ritual houses. The iconography of the house in ritual objects -- The local -- The land of Israel, Jerusalem, and the temple -- The Hebrew Bible -- God's presence -- Hybrid spaces -- The house as a metaphor. The book as house -- The community as house -- The covenant as house -- Women, building, and God -- Spaces and places in the Sukkah. Approaching the Sukkah -- Textual constructions -- Spatial manifestations -- Of gardens and cities -- Beyond architecture
Note Investigating Jewish spatial practices by exploring the symbol of the house in Judaism, this book examines two groups of houses: ritual objects based on the iconology of the house (ritual houses) and house metaphors (the text, community and the covenant with god as house). This unique pairing is explored as place-making tools which exist in a constant state of tension between diaspora and belonging. Containing many photographs of historical and contemporary artefacts from Europe, Israel and the United States, this book maps out the intersection of architecture, Jewish studies, cultural and gender studies and opens up the discussion of distinctly Jewish objects and metaphors to discourses taking place outside explicitly Jewish contexts
LC subject Dwellings -- Symbolic aspects
Judaism and architecture
Jewish art and symbolism -- Themes, motives
Home -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Alt Title How objects and metaphors construct hybrid places of belonging
ISBN 9781409421047 (hardback : alk. paper)
140942104X (hardback : alk. paper)
9781409421047 (ebook)
140942104X (ebook)