Session1627
TitleJewish and Sephardic Otherness in Space and Architecture
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserMaria Portmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
 
Moderator/ChairBrenda M. Bolton, University of London
 
Paper 1627-a From Illuminated Satire to Sculpted Amorality: The Bestial Acts Attributed to Jews and Muslims
(Language: English)
Maria Vittoria Spissu, Dipartimento delle Arti, Università di Bologna
Index Terms: Anthropology; Architecture - General; Art History - Painting; Local History
Paper 1627-b The Rise and Fall of the Three Palaces: The Doing and Undoing of Architectural Identity
(Language: English)
Michael A. Conrad, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Index Terms: Architecture - General; Art History - General; Mentalities; Political Thought
 
AbstractThis session will focus on the depiction of Jewish Otherness in architecture. It will focus on the sculptural and painted decorations showing Jewish dance, flowers, plants, and animals related to Jewish tradition, Hebrew and Hebraic inscriptions which show foreign tradition regarding Christian tradition in Europe. The focus is set on the link between private and public spaces, political, economic and cross-cultural relationships focusing on the architectural and spatial construction of Jewish and Christian otherness and identity during the Middle Ages (1215-1500).