MetPublications is a portal to the Met’s comprehensive publishing program. Beginning with nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present, this resource will continue to expand and could eventually offer access to nearly all books, Bulletins, and Journals published by the Metropolitan Museum since the Met's founding in 1870. It will also include online publications.
MetPublications includes a description and table of contents for almost every title, as well as information about the authors, reviews, awards, and links to related Met bibliographies by author, theme, or keyword. Current titles that are in-print may be previewed and fully searched online, with a link to purchase the book. The full contents of almost all other titles may be read online, searched, or downloaded as a PDF, at no cost. Books can be previewed or read and searched through the Google Books program. Many out-of-print books are available for purchase, when rights permit, through print-on-demand capabilities in association with Yale University Press.
Readers may also locate works of art from the Met's collections that are included within each title and access the most recent information about these works in Collections.
Readers are also directed to every title located in library catalogues on WATSONLINE and WorldCat.
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A quick survey of currently available titles relating to Middle Eartern and Islamic studies yields the following:
Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain
Along the Ancient Silk Routes: Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums
The Art of Medieval Spain, A.D. 500–1200
Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Quasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz
Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era
Following the Stars: Images of the Zodiac in Islamic Art
Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images: Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s
(1994)Indian Court Painting, 16th–19th Century
(1997)Islamic Jewelry in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A King's Book of Kings: The Shah-nameh of Shah Tahmasp
(1976)Mirror of the Invisible World: Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami
Nishapur: Some Early Islamic Buildings and Their Decoration