Tapestries and Mosaics of Marc Chagall at the Knesset(91 views)
Description: First American edition, AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed by Chagall on half-title to Dr. Miriam Freund-Rosenthal: "Pour Miriam Freund Rosenthal / amicalement / Marc Chagall / St. Paul de Vence / 1979." Miriam Freund-Rosenthal was the national president of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, and during her tenure she "persuaded the artist Marc Chagall to create the stained glass windows for a synagogue in Jerusalem", now known as Chagall's "Jerusalem Windows," one of his greatest works. (Obituary, New York Times, January 22, 1999). She "described these events in her monograph Jewels for A Crown: The Story of the Chagall Windows. After leaving the presidency, she held other board posts, including the chair of Education, Zionist Affairs, Hadassah Magazine, two Youth Survey committees, and nongovernmental representative to the United Nations" (Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia). With 50 color plates illustrating Chagall's magnificent tapestries and mosaics that grace the Israel Parliament Building in Jerusalem and a detailed analysis of Chagall's art by Ziva Amishai-Maisels. New York: Tudor Publishing, 1973. Quarto, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with wear at spine ends and a little tape reinforcement at base of spine. A rare Chagall association copy.
Artist or Maker: CHAGALL, MARC; AMISHAO-MAISELS, ZIVA