The DFK Paris supports the dissemination and translation of research in German and French by publishing the academic work of researchers working at the institute, as well as essays and monographs by international art historians. 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 transfer phenomena and transregional questions, the art market and collections, architectural history, art and image theory, as well as historical source editions.
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 Ordering).
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 MSH 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.