Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hundreds of art books for free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a great resource for anyone interested in art - hundreds of art books and catalogues can be downloaded for free from their website. Things that would cost a lot of money in book form can be downloaded in pdf form and read on your computer or tablet. The link for the Metropolitan Museum Publications site allows you to search for a title or keyword. There is the added advantage that in the US, if someone takes a photograph of an out of copyright work and the only thing in the image is that work, then the photograph cannot be copyrighted. Any image of an out of copyright work thus becomes public domain. This isn't the case in the UK, unfortunately.


  1. Hi Fee, I have sent you a message on facebook, it will be in your inbox. I have some books of yours I borrowed a few years ago.