Who knew! The Met has put some of its out of print books up for free download! Yee Ha! Guess what my computer is busy doing! These were my favorites.
From Queen to Empress: Victorian Dress, 1837–1877
Waist Not: The Migration of the Waist, 1800–1960
Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s
Nineteenth-Century America: Furniture and Other Decorative Arts
La Belle Époque
Period Rooms in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Portraits by Ingres: Image of an Epoch
Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century
The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789–1815
I haven’t read them yet but, I’m fairly sure my main interest will be in the first few books. But, there may be some tidbits in the others. There were hundreds more books in the list and I encourage you to scroll through them all and pick your favorites.
Also, along the lines of Free Friday…how about a give away…The Dreamstress is giving these sweeties away:
If you want in on it, click on the above link and follow the instructions. Easy!