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-Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online

In recent days, the museum has made 65 art catalogues available online, all free of charge. The catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander CalderEdvard MunchFrancis BaconGustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky. Plus there are other texts (e.g., Masterpieces of Modern Art and Abstract Expressionists Imagiststhat tackle meta movements and themes.

Now let me give you a few handy instructions to get you started. 1.) Select a text from the collection. 2.) Click the “Read Catalogue Online” button. 3.) Start reading the book in the pop-up browser, and use the controls at the very bottom of the pop-up browser to move through the book. 4.) If you have any problems accessing these texts, you can find alternate versions on, which lets you download books in multiple formats – ePUB, PDF and the rest.

For more good reads, don’t miss our collection of Free eBooks.

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Art & Art History

  • Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art – iTunes – James Grant, Oxford University
  • Foundations of American Cyber-Culture – YouTube – UC Berkeley
  • Introduction to Visual Thinking – YouTube – UC Berkeley
  • Photography – Web – iTunes – Jonathan Worth & Matt Johnston at Coventry University
  • SmARThistory Video Lectures – Vimeo – Beth Harris, MoMA & Steven Zucker, Pratt Institute
  • The Elements of Drawing – iTunes – Stephen Farthing, Oxford University


  • Existentialism in Literature & Film iTunes – Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley
  • Holocaust in Film and Literature – YouTube – Todd Presner, UCLA
  • Philosophy in Film and Other Media iTunes – YouTube – Irving Singer, MIT
  • Western Movies: Myth, Ideology, Genre – iTunes – Richard Slotkin, Wesleyan


  • American Literature I: Beginnings to Civil War iTunes Video –YouTube – Cyrus Patell, NYU
  • Approaching Shakespeare – Web – Emma Smith, Oxford
  • Cervantes’ Don Quixote YouTube - iTunes Video - iTunes AudioWeb Site – Roberto González Echevarría, Yale
  • Dante in Translation - YouTube - iTunes Audio - iTunes VideoDownload Course – Giuseppe Mazzotta
  • Darwin and Design – Web Site – James Paradis, MIT
  • D.H. Lawrence – Web – Catherine Brown, Oxford
  • Existentialism in Literature & Film iTunes – Hubert Dreyfus, UC Berkeley
  • George Eliot – Web – Catherine Brown, Oxford
  • Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner - YouTube - iTunes - Web Site- Wai Chee Dimock, Yale
  • Holocaust in Film and Literature – YouTube – Todd Presner, UCLA
  • Introduction to Pre-Modern Japanese Literature and Culture –iTunes Audio – John Wallace, UC Berkeley
  • Introduction to Theory of Literature – YouTube - iTunes Audio –iTunes Video - Download Course – Paul H. Fry, Yale
  • Invitation to World Literature – Web Site - David Damrosch, Harvard
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis – Web Site - John Fletcher, University of Warwick
  • Literature in English: Late-17th to Mid-19th Century – iTunes – Charles Altieri, UC Berkeley
  • Milton – YouTube – iTunes Audio - iTunes Video - Download Course – John Rogers, Yale
  • Modern Poetry Download Course – Langdon Hammer, Yale
  • Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre –iTunes – Oxford
  • Old English in Context Web – Stuart Lee, Oxford University
  • Restoration and 18th Century Poetry: From Dryden to Wordsworth – Web Audio – William Flesch, Brandeis
  • Shakespeare iTunes – Charles Altieri, UC Berkeley
  • Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays – Multiple Formats – Marjorie Garber, Harvard
  • Spenser and Milton – Web Audio - William Flesch, Brandeis
  • Survey of Shakespeare’s Plays Web Audio – William Flesch, Brandeis
  • The American Novel Since 1945 – YouTube – iTunes Audio –iTunes Video - Download Course – Amy Hungerford, Yale
  • The Art of Living – Web Site – Team taught, Stanford
  • The Epic iTunes – UC Berkeley - Maura Bridget Nolan and Charles Altieri
  • The Literature of Crisis – iTunes – Marsh McCall & Martin Evans, Stanford
  • The Western Canon: From Homer to Milton – Web Audio – William Flesch, Brandeis
  • This Craft of Verse: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures – Web Audio – Jorge Luis Borges, Harvard
  • Virgil’s Aeneid: Anatomy of a Classic – iTunes – Susanna Braund, Stanford


  • Free Music Courses (Multiple Offerings) Web Site - Berklee College of Music
  • Listening to Music – Download Course – Professor Craig Wright, Yale
  • The Unanswered Question: 6 Lectures on Music YouTube – Leonard Bernstein, Harvard