Maimonides (Luxe Edition)

[Samuel ibn Tibbon, Hebrew translation of Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed (Spain, 1300)]

This luxe edition throws a different light upon the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides, and medieval rationalism. I love the aristocratic elegance, the abstract and organic components, the dappled reds and purple arabesques, the sephardic script, and sparse decorative elements. By rooting reason in sense impression  and  imagination, the book form makes reason more pliant, more animate.

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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