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Various Authors & Editors

Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900
Supplement from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

This supplement to the existing microfiche collection contains approximately 1100 catalogues from the period 1600-1900. Some of them are unique copies. The majority of the catalogues are listed in Frits Lugt’s Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques intéressant l'art ou la curiosité … but some were overlooked by Lugt and have been described especially for this publication.

Scope: c. 1100 art sales catalogues.

This collection is part of the Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900 set.

Edited by L.D. Couprie

Art History

The first systematic catalogue in the field of art and art history. The emphasis has been placed on serials and monographs concerning the history of western art. The monographs are divided over 8 different subjects:
• Reference works;
• Individual artists;
• Iconography and iconology;
• Public festivities and splendid ceremonies;
• Practical handbooks;
• Theory of art;
• Descriptions of collections, Catalogues of museums etc.;
• Miscellaneous.

417 monographs and 100 serials.


Various Authors & Editors

Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900
Part IV: 1881-1900

Part 4 is based on (the second section of) Volume 3 of the Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques intéressant l'art ou la curiosité … by Frits Lugt. The 8,885 auction catalogues in this microfiche collection represent 6,664 different Lugt numbers and 227 items not listed in the Répertoire.

This collection is part of the Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900 set.


Various Authors & Editors

Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900
Part III: 1861-1880

Part 3 is based on (the first section of) Volume 3 of the Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques intéressant l'art ou la curiosité … by Frits Lugt. The 5,655 auction catalogues in this microfiche collection represent 4,614 different Lugt numbers and 153 items not listed in the Répertoire.

This collection is part of the Art Sales Catalogues, 1600-1900 set.


Various Authors & Editors

Early Russian Cinema, Part 3
Russian Cinematographic Press (1907-1918)

Cinema in late-imperial Russia
In a quantitative sense Russia's cinematographic press comprises a modest segment of the general stream of the Russian periodical press at the beginning of the 20th century. However, in the dynamic of its development, the tempo of its reproduction and distribution, it far outstripped publication of all other contemporary genres and directions, and in this fact alone vividly reflected the general popularity of cinema in Russian society. In view of the fact that the documents connected with the history of the early Russian cinema and the overwhelming majority of materials on film have not survived up to this time, these publications constitute a unique collection of testimonials about the general and particular characteristics of the Russian cinematographic press of the 1900s and 1910s.

The art of the new age
The pages of these cinematographic publications have preserved for history not only the first examples of cinema theory, but also a very wide range of reflections of the artistic consciousness of the art of the new age. They chronicled all the variety and individual details of the cinematographic life of the Russian capitals and provinces, recorded consecutively the growth of cinematography in the cultural life of the country. The publications dedicated to the screen carefully documented the dynamic of the development of film production and distribution, traced the actions of the authorities in controlling screenings and noted all other accompanying factors and circumstances affecting the establishment of the new art.

The collection
Examining these sources, the researcher can reconstruct the film repertoire and assemble almost a complete list of domestic and foreign films shown on screens in Russia; he will find in them a detailed description of pictures, reviews by critics, censored materials, etc. In addition, they contain extremely valuable information about other forms of contemporary entertainment culture - the theater of miniatures, cabaret and music hall.

Edited by E.R.M. Taverne

Architectural History
Military Architecture, Architecture 16th–19th century and Serials and Reference works

A collection of material in the field of architecture and the construction of fortifications. Includes not only a diversity of countries and periods but also works on the theoretical thinking in relationship to both civil and military architecture.

Edited by Otakar Mácel

Avant-garde and Architecture in Czechoslovakia, 1909-1938

Periodicals and monographs for the study of Czechoslovak avant-garde and architecture in the period before the Second World War. Collection includes monographs by Karel Teige. The periodicals contain articles by international architects and artists like Le Corbusier, Van Doesburg, Mies van der Rohe, Oud, Stam, El Lisitzky, Behne and Neutra.

Edited by Marty Bax

Bauhaus Lecture Notes, 1930-1933

Also contains miscellaneous material including letters to Kandinsky among others; photographs taken by Van der Linden of the architecture of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe; photographs taken of practical studies made for the course run by Hilbersheimer and a complete version of the famous Dessau Plan, made in 1933 for the functionalist CIAM Congress in Athens.

Edited by Wim van Dongen

Dances of Death

Titles from the Dance of Death genre.

Edited by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn

Garden Design, 16th-19th century
The Haupt Collection, Technical University of Hannover

IDC presents an important collection of rare works in the field of garden history: a selection of 100 garden books from the Haupt Collection in the Library of the University of Hannover. The Haupt Collection is comprised of more than 1,500 books and thousands of engravings and drawings dating from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century that deal with architectural history and art history. The present selection by IDC will constitute an indispensible source for garden, art and architectural historians.

Karl Albrecht Haupt
Karl Albrecht Haupt (1852 - 1932), the former owner, was a professor of architecture at the University of Hannover. After having participated in the war between Germany and France in 1870 to 1871, Haupt studied architecture at the technical universities of Karlsruhe and Hannover. From 1880 on he worked as a free-lance architect. In 1879 he was appointed as instructor for German Renaissance studies at the Technical University of Hannover; from 1907 on he also lectured on Spanish and Portuguese architectural history and ancient Germanic architectural history. Haupt received his PhD. in philosophy in 1893. In 1920 he was appointed as a full honorary professor in German Renaissance studies by the Technical University of Hannover. In 1927 he received an honorary PhD. in appreciation of his merits as teacher, architect and collector of graphics in the field of architectural history. In 1927 he became an honorary member of the Sociedade dos Arquitectos Portugueses diplomados pelo governo.
During his professional career Haupt also served from 1903 to 1907 as the first president of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA) (German Association of Architects). In 1922 he became honorary member of the BDA. From 1904 until 1929 he was president of the Hannoverscher Künstlerverein (Art Association of Hannover).

The Haupt Collection
In 1901 Haupt sold major parts of his collection to the Technical University of Hannover, among them about 1,500 books, thousands of engravings and an extensive collection of drawings by Haupt himself, which he used for his lectures. The collection was later complemented with new acquisitions. The books of the Haupt Collection are significant for their coverage of architectural history. There are also numerous titles that deal with interior design, aesthetics, art history, technology, and garden history. The architectural and art historical portions of the collection include such important works as Leon Battista Alberti´s Libri de Re aedificatoria decem (Paris, 1512), Andrea Palladio´s I quattro libri dell ´architettura di Andrea Palladio (Venice, 1570), and Karl Friedrich Schinkel´s Sammlung architektonischer Entwürfe (Berlin, 1819-40). T he collection contains several of such works in various editions or languages. Thus Sebastiano Serlio´s Libro primo (-quinto) d´Architettura (Venice, 1566) is not only available in the original Italian version, but also in a German edition (Basel, 1609), and a Dutch edition (Amsterdam, 1616).
The Haupt Collection covers a broad range of facets of architectural and art history. Haupt also collected books about related issues such as the architecture of churches, theaters, monasteries, fortresses and other military buildings, or such issues as calligraphy and carpentry.

Garden Design
About 100 titles of the Haupt collection are of direct relevance to the study of garden history. They include such watershed works as Salomon de Caus´ Hortus Palatinus (1620), Antoine Joseph Dézaillier d´Argentville´s La theorie et la pratique du jardinage (1739), and Christian Cay Lorenz Hirschfeld´s Theorie der Gartenkunst (1779-85), as well as lesser known but, nevertheless, important works as Heinrich Hesse´s Neue Garten-Lust (1696) and Die Gartenkunst (1797) by J. F. Blotz (pseudonym of F.CH. Touchy). The garden titles included in the IDC microfiche project cover a broad range of subjects regarding the theory and practice of gardening, horticulture and garden design. Technological aspects are as well treated as garden ornaments, garden buildings, plant use, and the construction of green houses. For example, Johann Gottfried Grohmann´s Ideenmagazin für Liebhaber von Gärten (Leipzig, 1796-1802) offers insights into garden ornaments used for well-to-do gardens. The Dutch publication Het vermakelyk land-leven (Amsterdam, 1710-11) includes fascinating views of gardens of the same period in the Netherlands. Such a lesser known publication as Bernhard Christoph Faust´s Zur Sonne nach Mittag sollten alle Häuser der Menschen gerichtet sey (n.p., c. 1824) offers interesting views of the application of the English landscape garden to row houses. The two volumes of Theatri machinarum hydraulicarum by Jacob Leupold (Leipzig, 1724-25) elucidate how to construct water fountains and show, e. g., parts of the water technique used to run the fountains of the Marly garden. Last but not least, numerous titles deal with the most important seventeenth, eigteenth and nineteenth century gardens in Europe such as Stowe, Versailles, and Schwetzingen. These and the other titles included in the IDC project Garden Design, 16th - 19th Century, constitute a rich source for garden, art and architectural historians.

Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, University of Hannover