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Zodiaque Archive.

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  • Call No.:Digital
    Photo Archives
  • Title:Zodiaque Archive.
  • Date:1951 - 1999.
  • Medium:44,969 photographs
  • Location:National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Department of Image Collections, Zodiaque Archive.
  • Note:Brief Summary:

    The photographic prints from Zodiaque Publications were acquired by the National Gallery of Art in numerous installments between 1972 and 1999. These are photographs of Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture. While mostly architecture, religious decorative arts (reliquaries, fonts, altars, etc.), sculpture (celtic crosses in England, for example) and illuminated manuscripts are also included.

    Biographical/Historical Note:

    In 1971, at the suggestion of NGA Director J. Carter Brown and W. Aubrey Cartwright, Director of ICOM (International Council of Museums), Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, the first curator of the Photographic Archives at the National Gallery of Art, contacted Dom Angelico Surchamp at Notre Dame de la Pierre-qui-Vire and arranged for the purchase of prints from Zodiaque's archive. Zodiaque Publications, La Nuit des Temps was the publishing house of the Abbey of Notre Dame de la Pierre-qui-Vire in Saint-Leger-Vauban, France.

    Scope and Content:

    From 1972 to 1999 nearly 45,000 images were acquired. The architectural sites include France (Alpes de Haute Provence, Alsace (Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin), Brittany, Champagne, Corsica, Ile de France, Lorraine, Normandy, Saintonge, Vezelay), the Pays Basque (both France and Spain), Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, and Switzerland. There are also manuscripts from libraries in northern France.

    Filing Location and Arrangement:

    Architectural photographs are sorted city and building name and filed in the architecture section of the main archive. Sculpture, decorative arts and illuminated manuscripts are filed in those sections of the main archive.

    Accession Numbers:

    71, 80, 91, 105, 137, 140, 147, 148, 194, 209, 248, 252, 260, 291, 323, 348, 368, 388, 430, 462, 479, 504, 550, 592, 648, 744, 801, 821, 908, 933, 1043, 1095 1120, 1208, 1256, 1367, 1368, 1400, 1422, 1501, 1533, 1555, 1596, 1680, 1713, 1761, 1773, 1898, 1971, 2075, 2180, 2274, 2340, 2423, 2507, 2527, 2595, 2650, 2676, 2740, 92156, 93168, 94177, 95081, 97013, 98033, 98040, 98079, 99026

    Cataloging:

    All architectural sites have been cataloged and the information is accessible in the bibliographic database: see records for individual items. Sculpture, decorative arts and illuminated manuscripts are not catalogued.

    Digitizing:

    Not digitized.

    Rights and Reproduction:

    Reprodution rights must be obtained from Zodiaque.

    Credit Line:

    Credit line must be obtained from Zodiaque.

      • Images available only inside the library

        • Collection:*Photo Archives
        • Call Number: FRA Ar -- Zodiaque 36319
        • View:Poitiers, Notre Dame La Grande. General view of west facade.
        • Notes: Digital image available on-site only.
        • Image:Please visit the library to view this image
        • Source:Zodiaque 36319 (photo, NGA/DLI digital file (2017))
        • Collection:*Photo Archives
        • Call Number: FRA Ar -- Zodiaque 36319
        • View:Poitiers, Notre Dame La Grande. General view of west facade.
        • Notes: Digital image available on-site only.
        • Source:Zodiaque 36319 (photo, NGA/DLI digital file (2017))
        • Collection:*Photo Archives
        • Call Number: FRA Ar -- Zodiaque 36355
        • View:Poitiers, Notre Dame La Grande. Detail of sculpture of the west facade.
        • Notes: Digital image available on-site only.
        • Image:Please visit the library to view this image
        • Source:Zodiaque 36355 (photo, NGA/DLI digital file (2017))
        • Collection:*Photo Archives
        • Call Number: FRA Ar -- Zodiaque 36355
        • View:Poitiers, Notre Dame La Grande. Detail of sculpture of the west facade.
        • Notes: Digital image available on-site only.
        • Source:Zodiaque 36355 (photo, NGA/DLI digital file (2017))
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  • TitleZodiaque Archive.
  • Location:National Gallery of Art (U.S.) Department of Image Collections, Zodiaque Archive.
  • Date:1951 - 1999.
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