[Chemin-noir] Fwd: [Sca-librarians] A wonderful resource: free books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Melissa Long Blevins hlecalais at sbcglobal.net
Sun Oct 14 17:12:39 PDT 2012

Shared from another list!

 Good gentles,

 Forgive the cross-posting; I am trying to spread the news to as many SCAdians as possible.  Today a friend made me aware of a new resource from the renowned Metropolitan Museum in NYC: a website called MetPublications.  
 Here's the description from the site:
 MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.

 MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met bibliographies by author, theme, or keyword. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost. Books can be previewed or read and searched through the Google Books program. Many out-of-print books are available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press.
 I went through the list of currently available books online (368).  Below is a partial list of ones that may be of interest to SCA members and can be downloaded as PDFs with full-color illustrations.  Please share as appropriate.
 In service,
 Brighid ni Chiarain, OL
 Barony of Settmour Swamp, East Kingdom
 Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis
 Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain
 The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620
 The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry 
 The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200
 English and French Medieval Stained Glass in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 European Helmets, 1450–1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection
 Frankish Art in American Collections 
 From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance: Filippo Negroli and his Contemporaries
 History of Russian Costume from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century 
 Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images: Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s
 India: Art and Culture, 1300–1900
 Islamic Jewelry in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 Nishapur: Glass of the Early Islamic Period 
 Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420–1500
 The Renaissance Sackbut and Its Use Today
 Resplendence of the Spanish Monarchy: Renaissance Tapestries and Armor from the Patrimonio Nacional 
 The St. Martin Embroideries
 Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence

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