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E-books: Art-focused collections (not in Summon)

E-book collections (art-focused and general).

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Courtauld Books Online
New scholarly art history publications, not available elsewhere. This is a new venture with a small - but growing - list of titles.

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
Historic books (plus images and a few journals) focussing on early American decorative arts. Compiled by the University of Wisconsin.

Getty Research Portal
Over 30,000 art history publications, rare books, and related literature, from many publishers. The collection is growing rapidly. Includes many hard-to-find items, for instance a notable collection of early Russian-language works about the Russian avant-garde.

Guggenheim publications
Catalogues and other publications from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Metropolitan Museum of Art
Several different collections of e-books. Most are accessed via the Digital Collections, including all known Met publications from 1869-1939, rare art books, and historic sales catalogues. 400 Met publications from 1964 onwards are accessed separately.

Primary Information
Small collection of books and catalogues relating to 1960s and 1970s conceptual art and performance.

Royal Academy: summer and winter exhibition catalogues