Kabbalah in Art and Architecture

Published by Pointed Leaf Press, September 16, 2013
192 pages
2013 National Jewish Book Award Winner, Visual Arts Category

The Kabbalistic idea of creation, as expressed through light, space, and geometry has left its unmistakable mark on our civilization. Drawing upon a wide array of historical materials and stunning images of contemporary art, sculpture, and architecture, architect Alexander Gorlin explores the influence, whether actually acknowledged or not, of the Kabbalah on modern design.

Gorlin brings light to the translation of the mystical philosophy and design that will excite and exalt. Comprising ten chapters that each outline key concepts of the Kabbalah and its representations, both in historic diagrams and the modern built environment, Kabbalah in Art and Architecture puts forth an unparalleled and compelling reinterpretation of art and architecture through the lends of the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism.

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Alex Gorlin's introduction to the book explains his ongoing fascination with the Kabbalah and its influence on design.