Art historian, poet, and translator, and co-founder, director, designer, and editor of the Phaidon Press. Collection includes
letters, drafts, and manuscript revisions of books, photographic materials, annotated books, and personal papers primarily
documenting Goldscheider's writings on art and artists.
Ludwig Goldscheider (1896-1973) was a notable historian of art, a poet and translator, and one of the most influential art
book publishers of the twentieth century. He co-founded the Phaidon Verlag publishing house with his father-in-law, Bela Horowitz,
in Vienna in 1923. He wrote or otherwise oversaw production of a number of important art books for Phaidon beginning in the
1930's. These were distinguished by an abundance of high-quality illustrations, many of which were chosen by Goldscheider,
as well as the use of large formats. The visual impact and richness of these large-sized editions did much to determine the
development and general style of the modern form of the popular art book.