BDK - Bibliografi over dansk kunst (Bibliography of Danish art)
BDK is a bibliographic database covering Danish and foreign literature on the topic of Danish art history published since the 17th century.
BDK is prepared by the Danish National Art Library since 1971 and continuously updated until the summer of 2012. Hereafter all updates are made in directly in the Library database/catalog.
Which topics are include in BDK?
• Danish architects, artists and art historians.
• Danish architecture (including urban and landscape planning, garden and landscape art and urban studies).
• Danish art (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, new media, photography as an art form).
• Danish exhibition businesses.
• Museology concerning Danish conditions.
• In addition to a lesser extent Danish design, craft and industry.
Which publications are include in BDK?
Books, journals, catalogs and especially articles in books, journals and catalogs in the library stock and prior to 2002 are also to some extent publications in other libraries and collections.
What can BDK be used for?
BDK includes in addition to books gives articles in books, journals and catalogs and therefore provides a very comprehensive, but not complete, information about what has been published in its subject area. As new material is published usually in articles, long before it is treated as a book, BDK gives the most up to date access to the literature on Danish art historical topics.
The level of detail of information on this literature vary depending on the time of publication and import in the bibliography, but for all the recent literature applies that: title and tags supplemented by a note field that briefly explains the content.
How to search in BDK?
Searching is done like in the library catalog by name (artist, architect, author etc.) or by topic either as free text search or keyword search.
Can I order via BDK?
A bibliography is a list of the literature on a particular subject area, and therefore can not be ordered directly from the BDK. Ordering of the literature is done either through the library own catalog, or bibliotek.dk, where it is possible to order books and journals from libraries throughout Denmark.