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1987). A handsome history, overview, and catalogue of this im­
portant museum.
The Sang Collection of American Judaica
(Waltham, 1984). Relatively little
art, but useful catalogue to holdings in American Jewish Historical
A Temple Treasury, The Judaica Collection of Congregation Emanu-El of
the City of New York,
Cissy Grossman (New York, 1989). Impressive
view of the holdings in this major New York synagogue.
The Cofeld Judaic Museum o f Temple Beth Zion,
Beverly R. Cohen, et
al (Buffalo, 1985). Interesting, but uneven, collection documented
here stands as an example of increased synagogue activity in this
field in recent years.
Jewish Life in the Middle Ages,
Therese and Mendel Metzger (Fribourg,
1982). Although not an art book, has excellent art illustrations.
The Loom and the Cloth
(Cleveland, 1988). Brief, but interesting cata­
logue of a textile exhibition at The Temple.
From the Secular to the Sacred, Everyday Objects in Jewish Ritual Use,
Iris Fishof (Jerusalem, 1985). Imaginative new view of less-
frequently studied material in excellent IM exhibition catalogue.
Nerot Mitzvah, Contemporary Ideas fo r Light in Jewish Ritual,
Izzika Gaon,
Amalyah Zipkin, Adin Steinsaltz, Moshe Dror (Jerusalem, 1986).
IM exhibition catalogue of work by major contemporary designers,
including Richard Meier, Ettore Sottsass, Moshe Zabari, Peter
Eisenman, etc.; text deals with important issues in both Jewish
law and Jewish art.
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Isles: A Catalogue Raisonne.
Part One: Spanish and Portuguese Manuscripts,
Bezalel Narkiss, Aliza
Cohen-Mushlin, Anat Tcherikover (Jerusalem/London, 1982).
Very significant materials included here, with excellent scholarship
to assist with sorting through it.
The Hebrew Bible in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts,
Gabrielle Sed-Rajna
(New York, 1987). Splendid book, beautifully illustrated, with use­
ful text.
A Sign and a Witness, 2 ,000 Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manu­
ed. Leonard Singer Gold (New York/Oxford, 1988). Ex­
cellent catalogue of what may well have been the most important
and comprehensive exhibition of this material ever held (at the
New York Public Library).
Selected Manuscripts and Prints, an Exhibition from the Treasures of theJewish
National and University Library,
ed. Mordekhai Nadav, Rafael
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