Earlier this year, the Guggenheim Museum put online 65 modern art books, giving you free access to books introducing the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Now, just a few short months later, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched MetPublications, a portal that will “eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals” published by the Met since 1870.
Of the many resources you can explore, here’s one obvious highlight: MetPublications now makes available 397 out-of-print titles, including lots of informative and visually-packed art catalogs from the museum’s past exhibitions. You can read the books online or download them in PDF format (although I should warn you that the PDF downloads take some time, so be patient). When you rummage around, you’ll come across works like these and more:
- Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain
- American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915
- American Art Posters of the 1890s in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Degas: The Artist’s Mind
- Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library
- Masterpieces of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Art of Illumination
- Vermeer and the Delft School
- Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Words and Images: Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy, and Painting
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The History of Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to Rococo (A Free Online Course)
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