Over 500 Art eBooks from The Met Available for Free

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de BerryThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, or The Met, has released over 500 of their art books available for personal use. MetPublications is a gateway to The Met’s extensive publishing arm that includes over 1,500 titles of books, online publications, and Bulletins and Journals from the last five decades. A third of these titles in the ‘MetPublications’ collection are available to read, download, and browse for free. Students can download PDF versions of publications comprising of art history books, educator guides, collected papers, catalogs, and even many out-of-print books spanning five decades of the collection.

Looking to Connect with European Paintings: Visual Approaches for Teaching in the GalleriesWhether your research or interest is in French photography, the art of Illumination, representation of everyday life in the 1800’s through painting, there is a book for you. The collection even houses several resource guides for educators. There is sure to be something for almost everyone in MetPublications.

American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you are wondering how to expose your students to the history of dance, Modern Design, or early American sculpture, you will find these books available to read, download, and/or search for free. To get started, just visit metmuseum.org/art/metpublications

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