When you sit and pontificate about your art collection it is always nice to have the ultimate resource at hand to establish some form of bona fides. Lately it has been a chore finding biographical and educational information about an artist whose work you have added to your collection from internet resources. With some 170,000 entries on the world's artists this little addition to my library may prove to be a very valuable time saving resource. Apparently this set is the first English Language edition of the most recent French edition of this valuable resource.... and it is on it's way from Germany of all places. Believe it or not it was less expensive having it shipped from Germany than buying the same set here in the US... go figure. Let's hope I can now add credible detailed information about an artist without hours of scouring the internet empty handed.