Scholger, Martina ORCID: 0000-0003-1438-3236 (2019). Pieces of a Bigger Puzzle: Tracing the Evolution of Artworks and Conceptual Ideas in Artists’ Notebooks. In: Versioning Cultural Objects : Digital Approaches, pp. 27-56. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7504-2702-0

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Artist’s notes are a rich source for understanding the motivations behind an artwork, but have been largely neglected by both art history researchers and in scholarly editing. Using the digital edition of the notebooks of the Austrian artist Hartmut Skerbisch as a case study, this article discusses the various methodological approaches to versions in different disciplines—(digital) scholarly editing, musicology, and art history—and their transferability to artists’ notes. It explores where versions can be found in a single autograph, in contrast to multiple witnesses, and how they can be represented digitally. Special attention is given to the versioning of graphics—prominently used as form of expression in the relevant notebooks—proposing a model for their formal description which makes them more comparable and reveals different versions and, consequently, the artistic development process.

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Corporate Creators: Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-106479
Title of Book: Versioning Cultural Objects : Digital Approaches
Series Name at the University of Cologne: Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik
Volume: 13
Page Range: pp. 27-56
Date: 2019
Publisher: BoD
Place of Publication: Norderstedt
ISSN: 2197-6945
ISBN: 978-3-7504-2702-0
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center for eHumanities (CCeH)
Subjects: Generalities, Science
Data processing Computer science
Library and information sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Digital HumanitiesEnglish
Digitale EditionenGerman
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Refereed: Yes


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