A glossy magazine with the lay-out of the Talmud and with sturdy format, about all art-historical and personal backgrounds of the Jewish secOnd generation art & family Museum Amsterdam: the JOMA. Maarten van der Heijden (1947) combines in the JOMA his visual art with the stories of his Jewish family. Joma opened in 2022.
This book tells the creation story of the JOMA. The book contains commentaries from rabbi Tamarah Benima, and from the art historians David Sperber, Frank Reijnders, Aaron Rosen and Marianne Hirsch. In addition, the eight family stories are included that are told in the family archive of the JOMA, among others: Martin Spanjaard (1892-1942) S.K.D.M. van Lier (1866-1943) Claar Gomes-Spanjaard (1923-1985) Philip Max van der Heijden (1909-1995).
An asset to your coffee table! Size: 30 cm high x 22 cm wide; 44 pages, of which 21 with text; with 33 images, of which 12 in full color.
For this book I used the layout of the Talmud. The text is divided into 3 columns. The central column contains the creation story of the JOMA. The right and left columns contain comments from art connoisseurs, a rabbi, and myself.