Synagogues of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning

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Dover Publications, 1985 - Architecture - 461 pages
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Wide-ranging study, enhanced with over 250 illustrations, offers a fascinating history of the Jewish house of worship from antiquity to modern times. Describes their functions, furnishings, and architectural changes through the centuries, with specific accounts of individual European synagogues and insightful discussions of fortifications, materials of construction, women's galleries, and more.

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Carol Herselle Krinsky is Professor of Fine Arts at New York University. Former president of the Society of Architectural Historians, she is the author of a number of books, including Synagogues of Europe and Rockefeller Center.

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