Objects of the Spirit: Ritual and the Art of Tobi Kahn, Emily D. Bilski, 2004, Monograph, HC, VG

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Bilski, Emily D. New York: Avoda Institute, Ltd., New York and Manchester: Hudson Hills Press, 2004
English, Very Good hardcover, folio, 12 ⅜” x 9 5/16”, 159 pp.
ISBN:155595247X

Very Good folio, dark burgundy cloth over boards, blind-stamped lettering to front, stamped gilt lettering to spine, minimal sunning to top edge, minimal shelf wear, slightly cocked spine, minimal sunning to all edges text block, 3 small tears to bottom edge of page 29, tight binding. Near Fine gatefold dust jacket with photograph of “Vayti”, 1996, lettering in black and burgundy to front, burgundy spine with yellow and light orange lettering, minimal edgewear, edgewear to flaps, protected by Mylar sleeve. Text in English, published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition of Tobi Kahn’s art, Meditations by Nessa Rapoport, Essays by Leora Auslander, Terrence E. Dempsey, S. J. et. al., replete with full-color photographs of Jewish ceremonial objects. An amazing exploration of Tobi Kahn’s functional pieces in bronze and wood, large-scale public works, and communal spaces that are sites for spiritual contemplation.