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Alexandra Gorlina kabalistyczne refleksje nad sztuką i literaturą
Alexander Gorlin’s kabbalistic reflections on art and architecture

Author(s): Artur Kamczycki
Subject(s): Jewish studies, Jewish Thought and Philosophy
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: Alexander Gorlin;Kabbalah;Jewish misticism

Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt to critically analyze Alexander Gorlin’s book "Kabbalah in Art and Architecture" in the context of contemporary research on Jewish mysticism, magic and the Kabbalah. These issues have become a subject of interest for many researchers, which has given rise to numerous international conferences, professional and academic publications, and substantive debates in academic circles. However, Gorlin’s book faces questions in terms of whether the author’s suggestive and subjective pairing of works of art and architecture with passages from Kabbalistic texts represents an attempt to inscribe them within this academic context, or whether it merely represents a casual nod to a non-reflective reader.

  • Issue Year: XXX/2014
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 154-164
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish