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Tobi KahnSacred Spaces for the 21st Century

Published by GILES in association with The Museum of Biblical Art, New York

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Dimensions — 112 pages, 280 x 240 mm (9 ½ x 11 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 50 colour and 6 b & w illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-64-5

Book Details (pdf) — Tobi-Kahn-AI-LR.pdf

Press Release — Tobi Kahn: Sacred Spaces for the 21st-Century

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"Nessa Rapoport’s poems (“songs”) introduce and accompany a section of exquisite photographs of works in the exhibition. This book gives the exhibition the permanence it deserves." Jewish Book World

About the Book

Based on a recent exhibition at the Museum of Bilbical Art, New York, this volume discusses the creation of sacred space in the 21st century, examining 28 works by Tobi Kahn including his recent commission for Congregation Emau-El B'ne Jeshrun in Milwaukee. Each work is accompanied by a Meditation by novelist and poet Nessa Rapoport. From large 6’ x 4’ canvasses with biomorphic forms to three-dimensional pieces such as the art nouveau-influenced thrones, Kahn’s work has a presence that is immediately striking, and his reputation has grown steadily since his inclusion in the Guggenheim’s New Horizons in American Art show in 1985. Much of Kahn’s art, especially his landscapes, is ambiguously abstract, inviting the viewer to project onto it their own ideas, feelings and desires. Acting as aids to contemplation, they can be seen as building on the work of Romantic artists who sought to capture the majesty of nature and imbue it with divine resonance.

About the Author(s)

Ena Giurescu Heller, executive director of MOBIA; David Morgan, professor of Religion at Duke University; Rabbi Daniel Sperber, professor of Talmud at Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Klaus Ottman, art critic and curator; Jeff Edwards, Dept. of Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts, NYC; Nessa Rapoport author of Objects of the Spirit: Ritual and the Art of Tobi Kahn (2004)