Catalog of Catalogs provides a comprehensive index of nearly 2,300 publications documenting the exhibition of Judaica over the past 140 years. This vast corpus of material, ranging from simple leaflets to scholarly catalogs, contains textual and visual material as yet unmined for the study of Jewish art, religion, culture and history.
Through highly-detailed, fully-indexed catalog entries, William Gross, Orly Tzion and Falk Wiesemann elucidate some 2,000 subjects, geographical locations and Judaica objects (ceremonial objects, illuminated manuscripts, printed books, synagogues, cemeteries et al.) addressed in these catalogs. Descriptions of the catalog's bibliographic components, contributors, exhibition history, and contents, all accessible through the volume's five indices, render this volume an unparalleled new resource for the study of Jewish Art, culture and history.
William Gross is a Judaica collector in Tel Aviv, Israel, and has been involved for 55 years in the Judaica world. He has exhibited widely, written more than 30 contributions to books and journals, and lectures frequently.
Orly Tzion, M. Phil. (1999), Columbia University, has been a Judaica cataloguer for 25 years. She has catalogued collections at The Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem, and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York.
Falk Wiesemann, Ph.Dr. (1974), is a retired Professor of Modern History at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf. He has published on German Modern Social History and Jewish Book History, including
Sepulcra judaica. Jewish Cemeteries, Death, Burial and
Mourning: A Bibliography (2005).
All interested in the study of Jewish art, ceremony, history, and ethnography, synagogue architecture, cemeteries, tombstones, the Holocaust, the history of Jewish museums and the history of exhibiting Jewish art.