See Rachel Hachlili, Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Land of Israel (Leiden and New York: Brill, 1988), Kalman Bland, The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and Denials of the Visual (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2000) and Margaret Olin, The Nation Without Art: Examining Modern Discourses on Jewish Art (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001).