Books - Online & Print

Art Canada Institute Online Books. E-books on Canadian art.

Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century: Digitized Highlights from the Collections of Hilla Rebay and Juliana Force. Collaborative project on the Internet Archive, by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Anonymous Chinese artist. Lotus Sutra, chapter 25, Virtues of Bodhisattva Guanyin. From Mogao Cave Temples. Tang Dynasty, 10th century.

Association of Architecture School Librarians Core Reference List. Libguide to the most important books in many areas relating to architectural research.

British Library Illustrations digitized from 17th, 18th, and 19th century books. On Flickr Commons for "anyone to reuse, remix, or repurpose."

Catalogues raisonnés. Essay about the medium and links to online resources, from the ARLIS News-sheet, 2012.

Constructing the Study of Islamic Art by Oleg Grabar. Full text of four volume set available online at Archnet.

Describing Visual Resources Toolkit. "designed to support authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations in advancing the description of visual resources for accessibility in arts and humanities publications."

Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Graphics). Free, online book of guidelines updated by the Library of Congress and the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Depero Futurista. Fortunato Depero's 1927 work of graphic design and bookmaking. 

Designers and Books. Site dedicated to "books that inspire creativity, innovation, and invention."

Getty Publication Virtual Library. Free access to selected Getty publications.

Goethe's Theory of Colors. Full text of 1840 available on the Internet Archive.

Historical trade catalogs from the Winterthur Museum Library on the Internet Archive.

History of Cartography. Free online pdf version of the first three volumes of this set published by the University of Chicago Press.
Metropolitan Museum of Art publications: full text online books. 

Oriental Institute Publication Program.  New publications relating to ancient world available online for free. 

World Digital Library.  Free access to "significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."