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George A. Smathers Libraries Showcase Antique Maps and Rare Books Depicting Jerusalem

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013203/00003
 Material Information
Title: George A. Smathers Libraries Showcase Antique Maps and Rare Books Depicting Jerusalem
Series Title: Exhibition Press Release
Physical Description: Mixed Material
Language: English
Creator: Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
Jefferson, Rebecca
Publication Date: 2012
 Notes
Abstract: Press release explaining: GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The George A. Smathers Libraries will present Imagining Jerusalem to coincide with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. On view from November 13, 2012 through December 14, 2012, Imagining Jerusalem showcases antique maps, historic photographs and rare books depicting, idealizing and imagining the Holy City of Jerusalem. In ancient times, Jerusalem was seen as the center of the physical world. Presently, it is the spiritual center for three of the world’s major religions. The many imaginings and re-imaginings of this holy city have inspired the creation of countless pieces of art, poetry and prose, and have certainly influenced mapmaking. Based on sacred and historic texts, personal accounts and, of course, artistic musings, these maps and other artifacts provide a window into the real, spiritual and imagined world of Jerusalem. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the Map and Imagery Library and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. It marks the 20th anniversary of an important donation of antique Holy Land maps by James C. and Adina P. Simmons of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Tallahassee, Florida.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Press release.
Resource Identifier:
System ID: AA00013203:00003

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00013203/00003
 Material Information
Title: George A. Smathers Libraries Showcase Antique Maps and Rare Books Depicting Jerusalem
Series Title: Exhibition Press Release
Physical Description: Mixed Material
Language: English
Creator: Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
Jefferson, Rebecca
Publication Date: 2012
 Notes
Abstract: Press release explaining: GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The George A. Smathers Libraries will present Imagining Jerusalem to coincide with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. On view from November 13, 2012 through December 14, 2012, Imagining Jerusalem showcases antique maps, historic photographs and rare books depicting, idealizing and imagining the Holy City of Jerusalem. In ancient times, Jerusalem was seen as the center of the physical world. Presently, it is the spiritual center for three of the world’s major religions. The many imaginings and re-imaginings of this holy city have inspired the creation of countless pieces of art, poetry and prose, and have certainly influenced mapmaking. Based on sacred and historic texts, personal accounts and, of course, artistic musings, these maps and other artifacts provide a window into the real, spiritual and imagined world of Jerusalem. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between the Map and Imagery Library and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. It marks the 20th anniversary of an important donation of antique Holy Land maps by James C. and Adina P. Simmons of Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Tallahassee, Florida.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: Press release.
Resource Identifier:
System ID: AA00013203:00003


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George A. Smathers Libraries Showcase Antique Maps and Rare Books Depicting Jerusalem GAINESVILLE, Fla. The George A. Smathers Libraries will present Imagining Jerusalem to coincide with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. On view from November 13, 2012 through December 14, 2012, Imagining Jerusalem showcases antique maps, historic photographs and rare books depicting, idealizing and imagining the Holy City of Jerusalem. In ancient time s, Jerusalem was seen as the center of the physical world. Presently, it is the imaginings of this holy city have inspired the creation of countless pieces of art, poetry and prose, and have certainly influenced mapmaking. Based on sacred and historic texts, personal accounts and, of course, artistic musings, these maps and other artifacts provide a window into the real, spiritual and imagined world of Jerusalem. The exhi bition is a collaborative effort between the Map and Imagery Library and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida. It marks the 20th anniversary of an important donation of antique Holy Land maps by James C. and Adina P. Simm ons of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Tallahassee, Florida. Imagining Jerusalem is curated by Rebecca Jefferson, Head of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and Carol McAuliffe, Map Librarian at the Map and Imagery Library, Spatial Information Services Unit Exhibition available online at http://exhibits.uflib.ufl.edu/imaginingjerusalem Programs Opening reception: Thursday November 15, 2012 5:30pm 7:00pm Smathers Library 1A Special g uest Dr. Elizabeth Ross, Assistant Professor of Art History University of Florida. century art in Europe, including the history of travel and cartography, the art of prints, and history of the book. Her book o n Bernhard von Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land) will be published by Penn State University Press in 2013. Light refreshments will be provided. Gallery Talk : Sunday December 9, 2012 3:00 pm 4:00pm Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor Join Curators Rebecca Jefferson and Carol McAuliffe for an afternoon discussion about selected items featured in Imagining Jerusalem