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The Age of Caravaggio

This book includes essays on Caravaggio, the great 16th-century Italian painter, along with reproductions of great works. Download it here.

Age of Spirituality: Late Antique and Early Christian Art, Third to Seventh Century

This was the companion book to what the Met calls "the largest exhibition ever to focus on the period that spans the transition between the classical and medieval ages." It includes essays such as "After Gibbon's Decline and Fall," "The Imperial Heritage of Early Christian Art," and "Christian Imagery: Growth and Impact" by noted scholars.

American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915

This book, which accompanied an exhibition, features paintings from the artists John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Sloan, William Glackens, and George Bellows.

The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

This book features "one of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belle Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry (ca. 1405–1408/9)" which was intended for private devotion and is now housed in The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261–1557): Perspectives on Late Byzantine Art and Culture

The product of a museum symposium on art from Late Byzantium, this book is available to download here.

The Cloisters: Medieval Art and Architecture

If you've never been to The Cloisters, the Metropolitan's museum of medieval art located in Upper Manhattan, you are missing out -- it's a slice of medieval Europe on the banks of the Hudson. This book features 125 treasures from the museum.

Fra Angelico

Published in commemoration of the 550th anniversary of Fra Angelico's death, this book includes critical essays on the artist and 120 of his works in full color.

Gilbert Stuart

This book accompanied an exhibition of the work of Gilbert Stuart, the most successful portraitist of 18th-century America. There is a special section devoted to Stuart's portraits of George Washington.

Impressionism: A Centenary Exhibition

Art from Cezanne, Degas, Manet, Monet, Pissaro, and Renoir is featured in this catalog.

Masterpieces of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you were only going to download one book, this should probably be the one. Enjoy highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collections from the ancient world to the present.
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