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  • Architectural history around 400-1900, Europe, USA and the Mediterranean region
  • History of gardens up until approx. 1900
  • Art history in the early and high-medieval period in Europe and the Mediterranean region
  • Byzantine art
  • Indian art (special collection: Bibliotheca Indica)
  • Aesthetics
  • Book illumination and illustration with facsimile collection


General art history in the University Library

  • Reference works (lexicons, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.)
  • General overviews
  • Dissertations
  • Basiliensia
[Translate to English:] Kunstgeschichte_004

The University Library Basel has various art collections, including Jacob Burckhardt’s picture collection, the LaRoche collection of views, the collection of portraits as well as the largest bookplate collection in Switzerland. For finding resources in the individual collections, use the link here to access the image collection.