We are currently working on the digitization of our most important holdings. The magazine Ver Sacrum is currently available as searchable PDF files. Other major items will soon be added.
The opulent magazine Ver Sacrum (Latin for ‘sacred spring’) was the official mouthpiece of the Vereinigung bildender Künstler Österreichs in its early phase and is one of the most important publications of the early Wiener Secession. It offers a wealth of information supplemented by many illustrations and book ornamentations and is devoted to the communication and dissemination of modern art. Apart from illustrations and book ornamentation the magazine also contains literary items, art criticism, and information and articles about art history.
Ver Sacrum appeared monthly initially and then, from the third year, twice monthly but with a smaller print run.
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