[INDOLOGY] Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [feedly]

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sat Mar 28 15:51:12 EDT 2015


Thanks, Dominik, for pointing to this wonderful resource now available free
of cost.  Best,

Madhav

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> *Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art*
> <http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/download-422-free-art-books-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html>
> // *Open Culture*
> <http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/download-422-free-art-books-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html>
>
> You *could *pay $118 on Amazon <http://amzn.to/1y4BEDX> for the
> Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog *The Art of Illumination: The
> Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry*.
> Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/The_Art_of_Illumination_The_Limbourg_Brothers_and_the_Belles_Heures_of_Jean_de_France_Duc_de_Berr?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=&fmt=>,
> the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history
> available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you
> as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing
> MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online?searchtype=F>
> .
>
> You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago
> <http://www.openculture.com/2012/10/download_hundreds_of_art_catalogs_from_the_metropolitan_museum_of_art_.html>,
> back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including *American
> Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915*
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/American_Impressionism_and_Realism_The_Painting_of_Modern_Life_1885_1915?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=>
> *;* *Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library*
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Leonardo_da_Vinci_Anatomical_Drawings_from_the_Royal_Library_Windsor_Castle?Tag=&title=leonardo&author=&pt=0&tc=0&dept=0>
> *;* and *Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The
> Metropolitan Museum of Art*
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Wisdom_Embodied_Chinese_Buddhist_and_Daoist_Sculpture_in_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art?Tag=Favorite%20Met%20titles&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=>
> *. *But the Met has kept adding to their digital trove since then, and,
> as a result, you can now find there no fewer than 422 art catalogs and
> other books besides. Those sit alongside the 400,000 free art images the
> museum put online last year
> <http://www.openculture.com/2014/05/the-met-puts-400000-high-res-images-online.html>
> .
>
> So have a look at MetPublications’ current collection
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online?searchtype=F>
> and you’ll find you now have unlimited access to such lush as well as
> artistically, culturally, and historically varied volumes as *African
> Ivories
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/African_Ivories?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=&fmt=>*
> , *Chess: East and West, Past and Present*
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Chess_East_and_West_Past_and_Present_A_Selection_from_the_Gustavus_A_Pfeiffer_Collection?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=&fmt=>
> *; **Modern Design in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1890–1990*
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Modern_Design_in_the_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art_1890_1990?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=&fmt=>
> *;* *Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Vincent_van_Gogh_The_Drawings>*;
> *French Art Deco
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/French_Art_Deco>*; or
> even a guide to the museum itself
> <http://www.metmuseum.org/research/metpublications/Guide_to_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art_1972?Tag=&title=&author=&pt=&tc=&dept=&fmt=>
> (vintage 1972).
>
> Since I haven’t yet turned to art collection — I suppose you need money
> for that — these books don’t necessarily make me covet the vast sweep of
> artworks they depict and contextualize. But they do make me wish for
> something even less probable: a time machine so I could go back and see all
> these exhibits firsthand.
>
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