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The Guggenheim Releases 200 Free Art Books Online

From Picasso to Rothko, motorcycles to Giorgio Armani—you can have the most extraordinary collection of art books without spending a dime.

Miss Rosenby Miss Rosen
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Art books are a luxury few can easily afford, as they cost a pretty penny—and then some. But now, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum changes the game by releasing 200 free art books online.

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Consider this your introduction to the history of modern art, as the collection presents some of the finest out of print monographs and exhibition catalogues spotlighting the works of the great artists of the twentieth century including Jenny Holzer, Francesco Clemente, Mark Rothko, Robert Raucshenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Francis Bacon, and Pablo Picasso, to name just a few.

In addition to fine art, the collection also includes books on the art of the motorcycle and the work of fashion designer Giorgio Armani, as well as investigations of Chinese art, Aztec art and Latin American painters—there is truly something for everyone.

Crave has compiled a selection of titles to get you in the mood for a day in a virtual library that can be all your with the touch of a button.


Miss Rosen is a journalist covering art, photography, culture, and books. Her byline has appeared in L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue Online, Whitewall, The Undefeated, Dazed Digital, Jocks and Nerds, and L’Oeil de la Photographie. Follow her on Twitter @Miss_Rosen.