The Albertina

Director's Choice

Klaus Albrecht Schr̦der

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 116 5

    Size: 190 x 165 mm

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 80

    In association with:

    Date published: November, 2017

    UK £9.95 /US $14.95


  • A beautifully illustrated selection of highlights from The Albertina’s world-renowned collection of prints, drawings and paintings
  • Features works from Old Masters as well as celebrated modern artists – from Michelangelo, Rubens and Cézanne to Klimt, Picasso and Warhol
  • Written from the expert perspective of The Albertina’s Director, art historian Klaus Albrecht
  • Full colour illustrations allow each spectacular work to be examined in detail


The largest of the Hapsburg residential palaces, The Albertina in Vienna provides a stunning home to one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world. Named after its founder, passionate art collector Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1738–1822), the priceless collection comprises 50,000 drawings and watercolours and some 900,000 prints ranging from the late Gothic period to contemporary art.

Here visitors can see world-famous works by da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael as well as Dürer, Rubens, Rembrandt and Cézanne. The modern collection contains a vibrant array of works from a diverse range of artists – from Schiele, Kilmt, Picasso and Pollock to Warhol, Katz, Baselitz and Kiefer.

An extraordinary treasure trove of visual knowledge, The Albertina has also been gathering photographs since the mid-19th century, and holds an around 50,000 plans, sketches and models in its Architecture Collection.

This small volume showcases the highlights from this vast collection, as chosen by its Director.

Author information

Klaus Albrecht Schroeder has been Director of the Albertina Museum in Vienna since the year 2000. He was previously Director of the Kunstforum Vienna and Member of the Executive Board and Financial Manager of the Privatstiftung Leopold.