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The collection of art sales catalogues on microfiche is based on the famous art historical reference work by Frits Lugt, covering art sales catalogues of the period 1600 to 1900. Customers for this collection receive a free subscription to the online edition of Lugt's Répertoire. Lugt's Répertoire online provides detailed microfiche information for easy access to the fiche collection.
Also available is an online edition of the art sales catalogues at For this publication IDC Publishers has digitized its Art Sales Catalogues microfiche collection that was filmed over the past decades.
Since its origin in the nineteenth century, the borders of the discipline of art history have been fluid. Art history has absorbed theories and methods from other disciplines such as history, philosophy, anthropology, and, more recently, film and gender studies; conversely, it has had an impact on these and other disciplines, its relevance confirmed by the visual turn newly evident throughout the humanities. The history of art history itself reflects trends in intellectual history, and the art historian's intellectual and cultural formation determines what counts as an art historical object, and how such objects are theorized and interpreted. The interpretation of a work of art must therefore activate the self-reflexive capacity of art historical inquiry. Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History is dedicated to the study of historical and contemporary works of art, in ways that reflect on the history of art, its theories and methods, and its relation to the cultural milieux in which art historians operate.

Series Editor: Walter Melion, Emory University
Brill Acquisitions Editor: Arjan van Dijk

Until 2021, the subseries Brill’s Studies on Art, Art History, and Intellectual History, BSAI, was a subseries of Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, BSIH.. SInce 2021, starting with volume 51, BSAI has become an independent series.

BSAI volumes starting with volume 51 (2021) can be found HERE
The series entitled Consciousness, Literature and the Arts is a scholarly line of books consisting of monographs (and thematic collections of articles), in the English language, dealing with a wide variety of areas, problems, and applications within the broad field of consciousness studies in relation to literature and the arts with all their sub-genres.