Having featured a couple of great image libraries (see here and here for the posts on the Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank), I now feel compelled to come up with better and better free resources.
Today the spotlight is on MetPublications, an ever-expanding collection of freely downloadable art publications which have been made available online by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the time of writing, there are no fewer than 456 books available with their full texts.
Here are a few that stood out to me at first glance:
I’ll always prefer the feel of a printed book over the slickest of digital presentations, but there has to be some value in a digital library when you can fill it with hundreds of out-of-print art tomes for free.
While you’re browsing at the Met, I’ll be rummaging in the virtual stacks for more goodies.