Temple Emanu-El

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For Emanu-El, Meière incorporated Jewish imagery into the eight-story-high arch encasing the bimah. One can find images of a Torah, a menorah, an eternal light, a wedding canopy, a Star of David, a shofar (ram’s horn) and a tallit (prayer shawl); at the apex of the arch is a creation scene from Genesis that depicts the separation of the sky from the sea. In her designs, Meière stylized many of the elements of Art Nouveau into new forms that eventually would become known as Art Deco. Meière's Emanu-El mosaics feature rich jewel tones and shimmering gold. The representational images also combine with abstracted geometric and organic patterns to create an elegant and complex style.

- Temple Emanu-El Website 2008

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