Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Morning Inspiration/Free Museum Books!

This is just too good to be kept a secret! 
We all love inspiration, and I think that most of us enjoy seeing the beautiful clothes that have been created by some of the most amazing designers. Well, how about being able to get the books for free???
I'm fortunate to have been invited to be on a Facebook page where lots of sewing inspiration is shared. One of the ladies is an avid reader, so she has a great thirst for knowledge. A few years ago I was so impressed when she decided to take a very analytical course at one of the major universities here in Chicago...just for the fun of learning, amazing. She recently shared the site I'm sharing with you, and I think you are going to love it just as much as I have. 
As it turns out, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a number of books available as a free download. FREE!!!! It's true, I've downloaded a number of the books.

This was one of my favorites. Glorious pictures and great text.

I had the opportunity to see this exhibit and of course I purchased the book. This book is a must see. You'll love the exhibit pieces that were chosen.

I also downloaded the Madame Gres book. Beautiful.

There are so many more. Here's just a sampling,
You can find all that I have listed and more HERE.

I think that's enough to inspire you on a Monday morning!!!
Have fun :)
P.S. Thanks Miss P! 

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  1. HOLY COW! i think i just downloaded 20 books. you can also refine the search on the met page-- i searched "costume exhibit," format "pdf download" and got 3 pages of glorious books. thanks rhonda!

    1. Thank you Oona for the extra info. I will make a note of that in the post in case others miss your comment.

  2. Of course you are welcome, Rhonda! I can't wait to download and look through a number of these myself!

    1. Check out Oona's comment. There's more!!! Thanks again. Such wonderful info.

  3. Wow, these books are am-a-zing. What a fabulous resource. Thank you so much for sharing this link. I have been downloading too. So much eye candy and so much information. Xx

  4. Oh, how I love the books, and to be able to download them for free is fabulous. Thank you. I have downloaded just about every one of them.

  5. What a treat you have given us all! Thank you so much. I can't wait to start downloading!

  6. Oh you enabler! At least I won't bankrupt myself on this. Free books - wonderful. Thank you so much Rhonda!

  7. Thanks for putting the word out, Rhonda!