Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Free books, journals, and catalogues from The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or "The Met", in NYC, has made available a large collection of printed materials about art history and specific collections spanning decades. This new catalogue is searchable on-line for free. Some of the works are available for free in their entirety, others are just a preview of what can be purchased. Click the image to be taken there.

Free on-line art books: history, artists, eras, museum collections 

(screen capture from metmuseum.org because they don't have a very pinnable website. Can you imagine!? LOL!)

They say this:

"MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive publishing program with 1,500 titles, including books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades.
MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for most titles, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met titles by author and by theme. Current book titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other book titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF. Many of these out-of-print books will be available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press. For the Met's Bulletin, all but the most recent issue can be downloaded as a PDF. For the Met's Journal, all individual articles and entire volumes can be downloaded as a PDF.
Readers may also locate works of art from the Met's collections that are included in every book and periodical title and access the most recent information about these works in Collections.
Readers are also directed to every title located in library catalogues on WATSONLINE and WorldCat.
Please check back frequently for updates and new book titles.
MetPublications is made possible by Hunt & Betsy Lawrence.
For questions or to report issues, please contact metpublications@metmuseum.org "

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