The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture


In The Imagined and Real Jerusalem in Art and Architecture specialists in various fields of art history, from Early Christian times to the present, articulate a variety of cultural, religious and political implications of the visualization of Jerusalem. This collection of essays calls attention to two axes emerging from the study of Jerusalem in art: on the one hand, the volatile contemporary situation, and on the other hand, the abiding chain of meanings that history imparts to the city. From a contemporary perspective and within a broad historical context, the book discusses in depth a series of Western artworks, artefacts, and buildings providing new insights into memory processes and mechanisms of representation of Jerusalem.
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Jeroen Goudeau, Ph.D. (2005), Utrecht University, is Assistant Professor of art and architectural history at Radboud University Nijmegen. He has published mainly on Early Modern architectural theory, including a monograph on the seventeenth-century scholar Nicolaus Goldmann (Groningen 2005).

Mariëtte Verhoeven, Ph.D. (2010), Radboud University Nijmegen, is postdoctoral researcher at that university. She has published a monograph The Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna. Transformations and Memory (2011). Her field of research is the cultural history of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture.

Wouter Weijers, Ph.D (2012), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is Assistant Professor of modern and contemporary art at Radboud University Nijmegen. His dissertation Verbeelde herinnering (Represented Memories) focuses on aspects of cultural memory in post-war visual arts, including responses to World War II.

Contributors are: Hanneke van Asperen, Sible de Blaauw, Katja Boertjes, Mette Gieskes, Jeroen Goudeau, Bram de Klerck, Rudie van Leeuwen, Anneke Schulenberg, Daan Van Speybroeck, Mariëtte Verhoeven, and Wouter Weijers.
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Introduction – Recollection in Patches

Part 1 - Competing Memories and Contrasting Meanings
1 Sites and Senses: Mapping Palestinian Territories in Mona Hatoum’s Sculpture Present Tense
Anneke Schulenberg
2 The Green Line: Potency, Absurdity, and Disruption of Dichotomy in Francis Alÿs’s Intervention in Jerusalem
Mette Gieskes
3 Jerusalem as Trauerarbeit: On Two Paintings by Anselm Kiefer and Gerhard Richter
Wouter Weijers
4 Ezekiel for Solomon: The Temple of Jerusalem in Seventeenth-century Leiden and the Case of Cocceius
Jeroen Goudeau
5 Jerusalem as Palimpsest: The Architectural Footprint of the Crusaders in the Contemporary City
Mariëtte Verhoeven
6 Translations of the Sacred City between Jerusalem and Rome
Sible de Blaauw

Part 2 - Imitation and Translocation
7 The Reconquered Jerusalem Represented: Tradition and Renewal on Pilgrimage Ampullae from the Crusader Period
Katja Boertjes
8 ‘As if they had physically visited the holy places’: Two Sixteenth-century Manuscripts Guide a Mental Journey through Jerusalem (Radboud University Library, Mss 205 and 233)
Hanneke van Asperen
9 Jerusalem in Renaissance Italy: The Holy Sepulchre on the Sacro Monte of Varallo
Bram de Klerck
10 Overdetermination of a Heavenly Jerusalem: Contemporary Windows by Gérard Garouste and Jean-Michel Alberola
Daan Van Speybroeck
11 ‘You want to take us to Jerusalem …’: Medinat Weimar: A Second Jerusalem in Contemporary Visual Arts and Klezmer Songs
Rudie van Leeuwen

All interested in art and architectural history, from the Early Christian times to the present, and anyone concerned with the history and the visual representation of Jerusalem.
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