Iconic Books (Online) (Jewish Art)

The link to the Megillot at the Braginsky collection was sent to me by my colleague Jim Watts at SU. Jim helps run and blogs about the “Iconic Book Project.”

http://iconicbooks.net/.

http://iconicbooks.blogspot.com/

The Megillot are exquisite, and so is the website design. It gives you a good sense not about the “text” itself, but rather about the intense collusion between text and art in the illuminated Jewish manuscript. It also tells you a lot about Jewish visual culture, material culture and how to organize it all online. Scroll around and take a look!

The link to the collection is:  http://www.braginskycollection.ch/Megillot.html.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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