The Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy: The Physical and Conceptual Space of a Sephardic Synagogue in Mexico City

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Title:
The Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy: The Physical and Conceptual Space of a Sephardic Synagogue in Mexico City
Author:
DiSimone, Cori Beth
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This thesis analyzes Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy synagogue, which Victor Babani designed and Francisco Canovas built from 1941 to 1942 in the Colonia Roma Sur of Mexico City. I focus on its formal characteristics, as well as its socio-historical context. I examine late-nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century life for Sephardic Jews in Mexico: their cause for immigration, experience in their new homeland, and relations with other Jewish groups and non-Jews in the city. I explore the use of style and iconography in the synagogue in relation to the history and prior employment of these architectural features. Defining "style" in the Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy demands an understanding of the employment of a particular formal language in the design of minority groups' architecture. The process of finding a style to portray national identity in Mexico was parallel to the Mexican Sephardim's use of architecture to articulate their own identity in the city.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
synagogue; Mexico City; Sephard; Jew; Gothic; Arts and Crafts
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
History & Theory of Art; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Widdifield, Stacie G
Committee Chair:
Widdifield, Stacie G

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy: The Physical and Conceptual Space of a Sephardic Synagogue in Mexico Cityen_US
dc.creatorDiSimone, Cori Bethen_US
dc.contributor.authorDiSimone, Cori Bethen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy synagogue, which Victor Babani designed and Francisco Canovas built from 1941 to 1942 in the Colonia Roma Sur of Mexico City. I focus on its formal characteristics, as well as its socio-historical context. I examine late-nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century life for Sephardic Jews in Mexico: their cause for immigration, experience in their new homeland, and relations with other Jewish groups and non-Jews in the city. I explore the use of style and iconography in the synagogue in relation to the history and prior employment of these architectural features. Defining "style" in the Rabi­ Yehuda Halevy demands an understanding of the employment of a particular formal language in the design of minority groups' architecture. The process of finding a style to portray national identity in Mexico was parallel to the Mexican Sephardim's use of architecture to articulate their own identity in the city.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectsynagogueen_US
dc.subjectMexico Cityen_US
dc.subjectSepharden_US
dc.subjectJewen_US
dc.subjectGothicen_US
dc.subjectArts and Craftsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory & Theory of Arten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWiddifield, Stacie Gen_US
dc.contributor.chairWiddifield, Stacie Gen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2203en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747317en_US
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