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569 Free Art Books From Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Now Available Online

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Photo: Page from “American Art Posters of the 1890s,” Kiehl, David W., with essays by Phillip Dennis Cate, Nancy Finlay, and David W. Kiehl (1987)

Last year, we introduced you to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online collection of free art books, online publications, and journals which are available to view and download for free. Since then, the Met has continued adding to its virtual library, now boasting close to 1,700 available titles, including 569 full-text art catalogs. The staggering MetPublications collection features books on just about everything art-related, from American Impressionist paintings to ancient Asian art—and it’s all just a few clicks away.

To find the museum’s selection of free, full-length books, simply click onto the “Books with Full-Text Online“ section on the MetPublications website. Here, you can search by title, author, collection, type, and theme. Just like traditional publications, almost every online version features a handy table of contents and information about the author. And with the Met’s online versions, you won’t need to struggle leafing through heavy hardcopies; you can conveniently read online, search, or download them as PDFs. There are even readers’ reviews, a list of any awards won, and helpful links to related content on the Met website and in print.

You can browse, read, and download the full online collection now via the MetPublications website.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is now offering 569 full-length art books for free online.

Free Art Books Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Page from “Along the Ancient Silk Routes: Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums,” Härtel, Herbert, and Marianne Yaldiz (1982)

Free Art Books Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Page from “American Art Posters of the 1890s,” Kiehl, David W., with essays by Phillip Dennis Cate, Nancy Finlay, and David W. Kiehl (1987)

The staggering MetPublications collection features books on just about every type of art, and it’s all just a few clicks away.

Free Art Books Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Page from “American Impressionist and Realist Paintings and Drawings,” Howat, John K., and Dianne H. Pilgrim (1973)

Free Art Books Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo: Page from “American Impressionist and Realist Paintings and Drawings,” Howat, John K., and Dianne H. Pilgrim (1973)

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