A Brief History of Design: Part I Canopies of State and of Matrimony

7 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2014

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Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Institute of World Politics; International Program in Bioethics, U. of Porto; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

Date Written: October 7, 2013

Abstract

The paper discusses the origins of the Jewish Wedding Canopy (Chupah) using traditional Jewish sources and compares the form and history to that of the Baldachins used by heads of state, proposing that the Chupah, in its current format, takes its design from the design used in Palaces and in royal processions.

Keywords: chuppah, chuppa, huppa. wedding canopy, baldachins, Isserles, royal canopy, baronial bedrooms

JEL Classification: B30, B31, Z10

Suggested Citation

Billauer, Barbara P., A Brief History of Design: Part I Canopies of State and of Matrimony (October 7, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2375772 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2375772

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