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You Can Download Thousands of Coloring Book Pages From Museum Collections

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of peeling back the label on a well-used crayon and adding the last dabs of color to the outlined illustration of a coloring book page. With this past decades’ introduction of mass-market adult coloring books, book stores and home goods markets alike have added coloring book materials to... Continue Reading →

Old Book Illustrations: An Online Database Lets You Download Thousands of Illustrations from the 19th & 20th Centuries

The Golden Age of Illustration is typically dated between 1880 and the early decades of the 20th century. This was “a period of unprecedented excellence in book and magazine illustration,” writes Artcyclopedia; the time of artists like John Tenniel, Beatrix Potter (below), Arthur Rackham, and Aubrey Beardsley. Some of the most prominent illustrators, such as Beardsley and... Continue Reading →

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim (Titles devoted to Picasso, Rothko, Lichtenstein, Klimt and more are now available for your reading pleasure)

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, the Guggenheim is on a mission to digitize its vast collection of titles. As Beckett Mufson reports for Vice, the museum has made 205 art books available for free download. The project began in... Continue Reading →

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