Jewish Museums of the World
Masterpieces of Judaica
by Grace Cohen Grossman
This book has had 2 printings and, now out of print, has sold out twice. Published in 2003 this is the original 'First Edition'.
Since the beginning of the diaspora, the myriad of communities throughout the world where Jews settled have influenced Jewish life and art. This exchange between Jewish and non-Jewish cultures has generated a rich variety of Judaica, however it was only in the late nineteenth century that a conscious attempt was made to establish Jewish museums to preserve the Jewish heritage. Jewish Museums of the World celebrates these important museums. This large format book showcases the incredible array of Jewish art, manuscripts, books, ceremonial objects, and historic artifacts that have been produced and collected in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Featured museums include: The Jewish Museum, New York; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv; and the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. 250 four-color illustrations, as well as a directory with phone, fax, and website information on the 200 museums visited in this book are included.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates (November 2003)
Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 11.8 x 1.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.54 pounds
This book is still in its original protective plastic cover and has never been touched by consumer hands. It's in Absolutely Pristine Condition!
At the time of this writing 2 NEW copies of this book, like this one, are available on Amazon starting at $142. Even the used ones are listed as high as $173.