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Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale

by Goberman, David Noevich; Pinsky, Robert; Hundert, Gershon

First Edition

Price: $29.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: 011377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0847822567
  • ISBN 13: 9780847822560
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Intl Pubns
  • Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2000
  • Keywords: JEWISH ART SYMBOLISM SEPULCHRAL MONUMENTS

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Rizzoli Intl Pubns, 2000. New York: Rizzoli, 2000. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial boards, 167 pp. Map endpapers. For more than a century, Russian Jews were restricted to residence in the western provinces of Russia, the so-called Pale of Settlement. In this volume, 125 duotone photographs document the beautifully carved tombstones of this region of present-day Ukraine and Moldova. The stones are poignant memorials to the lost world of the shtetl, or Jewish settlement, and are practically all that remain of a major Jewish art tradition. They are also unique genealogical records for Americans descended from Russian Jewry. The photographs, made by David Goberman from the 1930s through the 1960s, are in many cases the sole documentation of tombstones that have since been effaced or destroyed. No dustjacket, as issued. New in pictorial boards.. First Edition. Pictorial Boards. New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.