Publications of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation


SCHOLION is the information bulletin of the Werner Oechslin Library Foundation and documents the research based on its holdings, new acquisitions, and events organized by the foundation. The humanities and cultural history are the constituent disciplines of the library; the core holdings in a strict sense are works on architectural theory and related texts from the fields of mathematics, engineering, drawing and perspective as well as art theory and aesthetics. Most important is the availability and consultation of the primary sources in their original editions, as well as relevant later editions. The focus of the research, therefore, is the book, its history, and embedding it in its relevant cultural history.

Conference Proceedings 

Volumes with conference proceedings and similar publications based on workshops, talks, and symposia held by the foundation document its broad activities, particularly the International Baroque Summer Courses.

Other Individual Publications

Various individual publications record diverse research projects pursued at the library.


Some books, texts and other digitized materials from the Werner Oechslin Library are available in the internet. These include:
  • digital facsimiles of Vitruvius editions from the library at the ECHO web portal of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • systematic overview of all library holdings catalogued to date (in progress / under construction). If you are looking for individual titles, please use the search function at the upper right of this page, inserting keywords from the title or the author's name.