Free is good. Free is even great, when the free items are of such high quality as these books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Yes, all of these are older and mostly out of print editions, but they are all evergreen publications that still retain almost all their value.
You’ll need to poke around a bit in each site to find publications that interest you most, but there is something here for nearly everyone — from Impressionism and Illumination to Klee and Kandinsky.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim offer 474 free art books online. 99 art catalogs from the Guggenheim. 375 MetPublications. An example: Masterpieces of Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A few of the exceptional gems to explore from the Met: Images of the first big museum blockbuster show (worth checking out): “Tutankhamun”: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 34, no. 3 (Winter, 1976–1977), Origins of Impressionism, The Art of Illumination, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 …and more!
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