FONTES – E-Sources and Documents for the History of Art 1350-1750

FONTES presents sources and documents for the early modern history of art in electronic form, together with commentaries and illustrations.  Included are not only the kinds of texts contained in Julius von Schlosser’s classic "Die Kunstliteratur" (1924) but also other categories of texts such as antiquarian literature, manuscript texts from archives and libraries, poetry, excerpts from lexica and encylopedic works, as well as commentaries and volumes of prints illustrating collections, pattern books, didactic works for art instruction, and other similar material. Thus FONTES will attempt to expand Schlosser’s canon of sources which has constituted the universe of the historical literature of art and to map comprehensively, and in a pan-European perspective, the complexity and the diversity of the theoretical and practical consideration of the artistic process.

Current issue:
Mechanische Reissladen (FONTES 83)

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