Recent Acquisitions, Reference

The Grove Encylopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

This recently published three volume set is, like so many previous Grove volumes, immediately essential.  The Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture fills in an unoccupied space in the reference collection, covering topics heretofore not published in a single volume or set.  Entries are concise but thorough, with up to date bibliography.  Illustrations and photographs are in black and white.  An index follows in the third volume.  One cannot overlook the most obvious, but perhaps most important aspect of this set; it is published in English.    The volumes reside in the reference collection, where they will certainly be appreciated.  N6260 .G75 2009