Language: English . Brand New Book. This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor. His life is a fascinating study in nineteenth-century art and sculpture, nineteenth-century Germany and Italy (especially Rome), Sephardic Jewish history and attitudes, the American Civil War, the tension in art between classicism and modernism, and nineteenth-century cosmopolitanism. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight tells the remarkable story of Moses Ezekiel and his rise to international fame as an artist in late nineteenth-century Italy. Sephardic Jew, homosexual, Confederate soldier, Southern apologist, opponent of slavery, patriot, expatriate, mystic, Victorian, dandy, good Samaritan, humanist, royalist, romantic, reactionary, republican, monist, dualist, theosophist, freemason, champion of religious freedom, proto-Zionist, and proverbial Court Jew, Moses Ezekiel was a riddle of a man, a puzzle of seemingly irreconcilable parts. Knighted by three European monarchs, courted by the rich and famous, Moses Ezekiel lived the life of an aristocrat with rarely a penny to his name. Making his home in the capacious ruins of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, he quickly distinguished himself as the consummate artist and host, winning international fame for his work and consorting with many of the lions and luminaries of the fin-de-siecle world, including Giuseppe Garibaldi, Queen Margherita, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Sarah Bernhardt, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Eleonora Duse, Annie Besant, Clara Schumann, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Alphonse Daudet, Mark Twain, Emile Zola, Robert E. Lee, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Isaac Mayer Wise. In a city besieged with eccentrics, he, a Southern Jewish homosexual sculptor, was outstanding, an enigma to those who knew him, a man at once stubbornly original and deeply emblematic of his times. According to Stanley Chyet in his introduction to Ezekiel's memoirs, "The contemporary European struggle between liberalism and reaction, between modernity and feudalism, between the democratic and the hierarchical is rather amply refracted in Ezekiel's account of his life in Rome." Indeed so many of the contentious cultural, political, artistic, and scientific struggles of the age converged in the figure of this adroit and prepossessing Jew.
Critique: As well as conveying the intricacies of Ezekiel's multi-faceted life, Nash does an excellent job of evoking the atmosphere of late-nineteenth century European culture...In addition to detailing his subject's many achievements as an artist, Nash succeeds in portraying Ezekiel as a true cosmopolitan, fully deserving of the epithet Nash bestows, a bona fide citizen of the world. The Victorian Web
Titre : The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: ...
Éditeur : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Date d'édition : 2014
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. État : New. Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 1611476712
Description du livre Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1611476712
Description du livre État : Good. The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight. N° de réf. du libraire Amz5001313
Description du livre Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 2014. Hardcover. État : New. 15.88 x 23.5 cm. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. N° de réf. du libraire MM-21494409
Description du livre Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr, 2014. Hardcover. État : Brand New. 165 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 1611476712
Description du livre Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2014. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111611476712