Enjoy these art books for free
I love finding free resources for entertainment and education and sharing them with others. For the art lovers out there, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a premier collection of art books, available for free! That’s more than 400 titles available on demand in digital format. Some of these run more than $100 in printed format, so it’s quite deal to access them online for free. Titles include:
The Art of Precolumbian Gold: The Jan Mitchell Collection — Jones, Julie, ed. (1985). Amazon has this listed new and used from $15-$50.
Before Cortés: Sculpture of Middle America — Easby, Elizabeth Kennedy, and John F. Scott (1971). Amazon has this listed new and used from $3-$15.
The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530–1830 — Phipps, Elena, Johanna Hecht, and Cristina Esteras Martín, with contributions by Thomas B. F. Cummins, Sabine MacCormack. Amazon has this listed new and used from $8-$13.
Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries — Paz, Octavio (1990). Amazon has this listed new and used from $5-$20.
Zurbarán — Baticle, Jeannine, with essays by Yves Bottineau, Jonathan Brown, and Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez (1988). Amazon has this listed new and used from $20-$34.
The Art Heritage of Puerto Rico: Pre-Columbian to Present — Museo del Barrio, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1974). Amazon has this listed new at $52.
Access the entire collection online and find other titles to check out.
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- Source: 400 Free Art Books That You Can’t Put Down | Lifehack
- Source: Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | OpenCulture
- Source: MetPublications
Sandra Fernandez is a professional communicator, tech enthusiast, book lover, and blogger. You can find her main blog at SandraSays.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.
Great idea to highlight these books (and thanks to the Met for access). I’d like to see bibliography of Houston (-ish) art books and biographies. Some project one day.