New Digital Publication for Spanish Art and Cultural History

The Spanish Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with the National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas – CSIC) has announced a project that may be of interest as a source for art and cultural history research, but also for the historiography of Spanish art and cultural history.

CSIC has completed the digital publication of the Catálogo Monumental de España (1900-1961):

http://biblioteca.cchs.csic.es/digitalizacion_tnt/index.html

Organized by regions, this survey of Spain’s artistic heritage consists of texts and photographs on a range of media including paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, books, architecture. It includes all the published volumes with their black and white photographs, as well as the manuscripts of unpublished volumes, in come cases with photographs.

In addition to the original texts it is accompanied by recent studies on the value of this archive for identifying works of art and architecture destroyed during the 20thC as well as the histories of medieval art and decorative arts amongst other themes.

It can be read on-line and downloaded in PDF format.

See also this announcement in the Spanish digital arts newspaper Hoyesarte: http://www.hoyesarte.com/politica/nacional/11451-cultura-presenta-el-catalogo-monumental-de-espana-1900-1961-.html

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