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Metropolitan Museum of Art now has 368 art catalogs and books online for free download as pdfs.
Here are a dozen to give an idea of how good many of them are. There are also some great catalogs of world and ancient art. Apart from the free pdfs there are also some great catalogues for sale as physical books.
American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915
Weinberg, H. Barbara, Doreen Bolger, and David Park Curry (1994), 399 pp.
American Paradise: The World of the Hudson River School
Avery, Kevin J., Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, John K. Howat, Doreen Bolger Burke, and Catherine Hoover Voorsanger
(1987), 367 pp.
Ives, Colta, Margret Stuffmann, and Martin Sonnabend, (1992), 282 pp.
Degas: The Artist's Mind
Reff, Theodore (1976), 354 pp.
Georges Seurat, 1859–1891
Herbert, Robert L., Françoise Cachin, Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, and Gary Tinterow, (1991), 462 pp.
Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420–1500
Christiansen, Keith, Laurence B. Kanter, and Carl Brandon Strehlke (1988), 401 pp.
Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings
Logan, Anne-Marie, and Michiel C. Plomp (2005), 346 pp.
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch
Tinterow, Gary, ed., and Philip Conisbee, (1999), 610 pp.
Romanticism and the School of Nature: Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Paintings from the Karen B. Cohen Collection
Ives, Colta, with Elizabeth E. Barker (2000), 264 pp.
The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
Husband, Timothy Bates, with an essay by Margaret Lawson (2008), 390 pp.
Domínguez Ortiz, Antonio, Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, and Julíán Gállego (1989), 298 pp.
Vermeer and the Delft School
Liedtke, Walter A., Michiel C. Plomp, and Axel Rüger, (2001), 642 pp.
Holy shit! This is golden, thank you!
Hey there, I have the disney animation bible - the illusion of life, in a high res pdf (290mb). If anybody needs it PM me and I'll host it somewhere
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