"Ku rschners Handbuch der Bildenden Ku nstler (Ku rschner's Almanac of Visual Artists) "covers visual artists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in ca. 5,000 lexically structured articles and provides an up-to-date overview of contemporary art in this region. For the most part the entries are based on what the artists report about themselves. Besides important biographical information and details on the works of living artists, the handbook informs about the public and private galleries, museums and collections with works of modern art. A corresponding connection between artists and art dealership is thus established. Further helpful indexes list associations and societies of artists as well as art journals.