Images, photographs, graphics

ETH-Bibliothek has a wide variety of important analogue and digital image holdings, including photographs, graphics and paintings.

Holdings

Artwork inventory

  • Paintings and assemblages; murals which are part of "Art in Architecture"
  • Portraits of professors, cycle on the history of technology and industry in Switzerland, landscapes and cityscapes, abstract art from the 1970s
  • The digitized images can be searched for via E-Pics Art Inventory (external link)

Collection of Astronomical Instruments

  • Historical collection of instruments from the former Eidgenössische Sternwarte in Zurich
  • Geodesic surveying instruments, astronomical, optical and timing devices, mathematical models
  • The approximately 300 objects are searchable as 360° views on E-Pics Collection of Astronomical Instruments (external link)

Earth Science Collections

ETH Zurich's Collection of Prints and Drawings

  • Switzerland's largest collection of printed works and drawings from the 15th century to the present
  • Focus areas: old masters and Swiss prints from the 20th century
  • Searches via Graphische Sammlung Online (external link)

Image Archive

Max Frisch Archive

Rare Books

  • Digitized, graphic, individual pages from valuable books and journals from the second half of the 15th century to the early 20th century
  • Searches via the Knowledge Portal and E-Pics Rare Books (external link)

Thomas Mann Archive