Photographs and Books as Research Objects. Enhancing and Expanding the Fotobibliothek of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz

Margherita Naim (Fotobibliothek des Kunsthistorischen Instituts in Florenz)

Abstract

The Library and the Photothek of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (KHI) are collaborating to enhance and expand their special collection of books devoted to the theory and history of photography. The KHI Fotobibliothek features literature published from 1840 to the present day, selected following an international and transdisciplinary approach. The aim is to create a comprehensive and original collection that can become a key ‘reference library’, a sort of ‘one-stop shop’ repository for international studies potentially connected with all the leading libraries worldwide.

DOI: 10.4424/rsf2022-13

Keywords

Art history photographic archives; Book-objects; Photothek; Max-Planck-Institut; Photobooks; Photography reference libraries; Photo-objects.

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