This collection contains thorough photographic documentation by Max Hutzel of art and architecture in Italy ranging in date
from Antiquity to late Baroque. Included are photographs of secular buildings, museum holdings, ancient ruins, and religious
institutions covering a broad range of artistic forms and styles, including architecture, paintings, frescoes, sculpture,
manuscripts, metalwork and other minor arts. The regions most heavily represented are: the Abruzzi, Lazio (including Rome),
the Marches, and Umbria.
German-born photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1911-1988) photographed in Italy from the early 1960s until the late 1980s,
resulting in a vast body of photographs that he referred to as "Foto arte minore." Over the years he amassed a collection
of about one million negatives and sold his photographs to individual scholars for publication and to institutions such as
the Biblioteca Herziana, the National Gallery in Washington, and the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florence. He used the revenue
from these sales, in addition to some financial support he received from his brother in Germany, to continue his work until
(circa 67,275 black-and-white photographic prints, circa 86,400 black-and-white negatives)
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers. For further information, consult the
Guide to the Photo Archive and Database.