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Download over 200 free modern art catalogues from the Guggenheim Musem’s internet archive

If you’ve ever been to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, you’ll know how dedicated the curatorial team are to the sharing and preservation of modern art.

For years, the museum has quietly been digitising every one of it’s catalogues and art books and posting them on their Internet Archive. You can read the booklets online, or download the entire works in PDF format. Knowledge like this is something that should be free, so big thanks go to the Guggenheim for taking this route in an age where navigating paywalls has become too commonplace.

guggenheim museum internet archives free art history books catalogue

From Roy Lichtenstein to Kenneth Noland to far broader art history catalogues, the Guggenheim Internet Archive is a sight for art lovers to behold.

Among the more than 200 Guggenheim art books available on the Internet Archive, you’ll find one on a 1977 retrospective of Color Field painter Kenneth Noland and one on the ever-vivid icon-making pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Other titles, like Expressionism, a German Intuition 1905-1920, From van Gogh to Picasso, from Kandinsky to Pollock, and painter Wassily Kandinsky’s own Point and Line to Plane, go deeper into art history. – Open Culture

You can view the entire Guggenheim Internet Archive here.