Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Free Art Books from the Getty Museum

Once again, Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers blog pointed me to a great resource for artists and art lovers. The Getty Museum is making available online and for free some of their past publications.

The Virtual libray is divided into 3 sections:
  • J. Paul Getty Museum 
  • Getty Conservation Institute 
  • Getty Research Institute
Here is a highly subjective selection. I encourage you to go the Getty’s Virtual Library website and browse the collection by yourself.

From the J. Paul Getty Museum

Cézanne in the Studio: Still Life in Watercolors by Carol Armstrong 

Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship by Anne T. Woollett and Ariane van Suchtelen; with contributions by Tiarna Doherty, Mark Leonard, and Jørgen Wadum

Looking at the Landscapes: Courbet and Modernism Edited by Mary Morton, with contributions by David Bomford, Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Paul Galvez, and Klaus Herding

Courbet and the Modern Landscape by Mary Morton and Charlotte Eyerman, with an essay by Dominique de Font-Réaulx

From the Getty Conservation Institute

This section of the library is more for specialists. However, two more general books caught my attention:

If you are interested in conservation issues, the Getty Conservation Institute offers some very specific publications. For instance:

From the Getty Research Institute

Art in History/History in Art: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Culture; Edited by David Freedberg and Jan de Vries

Related resources and articles

  1. Read and Download 250+ Art Books from the Getty Museum by Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers.
  2. Met Museum full text online publications  

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