Warburg Institute to contribute images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations to Artstor
The Warburg Institute will provide approximately 10,000 images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations to the Artstor Digital Library. The images will be selected from the rare book collection housed at the Warburg Institute Library.
The Warburg Institute was founded in 1921 by Aby Warburg (1866 to 1929), a German scholar of Renaissance art and culture. After its transfer from Hamburg to London, the Institute was incorporated into the University of London in 1944, eventually becoming a founding institute of the University’s School of Advanced Study. As a research institution, the Institute’s main purpose is to further the study of the influence of classical tradition in all aspects of western civilization, including art, architecture, language, literature, religion, science, philosophy, social customs, and political institutions. To support interdisciplinary research in these fields, the Institute maintains a library of over 350,000 volumes, a photographic collection of over 300,000 images, and an archive.
For more detailed information about this collection, please see the Warburg Institute Collection page.