The German Center for Art History (DFK Paris) publishes works by its own researchers and accepts essays and monographies by art historians from around the world. Our editorial line, at first oriented toward annual themes and long-term projects, has since opened up to other methodological and historiographical perspectives. It now incorporates studies on subjects as varied as artistic exchanges, art collections and collectors, classical architecture, art theory, and the political significance of images.
The series Passages, Passerelles, and Monographies were created by Thomas W. Gaehtgens in parallel with the foundation of the DFK Paris in 1997. They bring together books written both in French and German (and sometimes in English). The French-language books are published by Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme (MSH), which since 2020 are also publishing the German-language titles, before edited first at Akademie Verlag, then at Deutscher Kunstverlag. All these books are distributed in France by FMSH-Diffusion and outside France now by DIAPHANES (see also Orders).
Alongside print editions, the DFK Paris produces digital editions as well and follows an open access policy. The series Passages online has been launched in 2017, making collective works available in PDF and print-on-demand on Heidelberg University’s open access publication platform arthistoricum.net – ART-Books. Also since 2017, titles from the series Passages and Passerelles that are published by Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme are successively made available in multisupport (HTML, ePub and PDF) on the platform OpenEdition Books. Other online editorial content is offered by Digital DFK.
The institute’s publication program is rounded out by numerous Cooperations developed with partner institutions.