100,000 Digitized Antique Books Posted Online
Twenty institutions provided their collections for the search portal, including the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Herzog August Bibliothek.
“In assembling a virtual corpus of digitized texts on art, architecture, material culture, and related fields from numerous partners, the Portal aspires to offer a more expansive collection than any single library could provide,” Getty Research representative Annie Rana wrote on her blog.
The published collection includes, for instance, illustrations to The Raven by Edgar Poe made by French artist Édouard Manet in 1875.
For convenience, a search can be performed by the name of the author, by theme, by language, and by publication date.