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Literature on theory and history of Art – digitized


Within its Specialised Information Service for Art Heidelberg University Library holds an extensive collection of literature of the 16th through the early 20th century. Heidelberg University Library provides digital full-text versions of selected works from its historical collections and makes them available on the internet free of charge.

Digitisation Service “Wunschbuch Kunst”

If you miss an art-historical title in our digital collection our Service “Wunschbuch Kunst” (in German) welcomes your suggestion.

Current DFG-Projects

Further areas of digitization activities

Pavillon in 'Schwetzinger Schlossgarten': architecture and garden design Iconpainting: Early Christian and Byzantine Art Jellyfish: Illustrated Nature Books Dragon: sources on the history of Art History Detail Eiffel Tower: World Fairs in the 19th Century Clipping of a topographic map of Alzey Büste Leopoldo Cicognara Hagia Sophia (engraving, detail): Other literature on Art and Art History

The collection is recorded on our online catalogue HEIDI as well as on the online catalogue SWB (Union Catalogue of the South West German Library Consortium), ZDB (Zeitschriftendatenbank) and on - Virtual Catalogue for Art History. There you can find digitized literature of the 20th century and electronic full-texts, too, made available through other national or international institutions.

For requests, suggestions and criticism please contact letter Dr. Maria Effinger

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