Over the weekend I shared 25,000 free images of art that anyone can download. In that post I suggested that the images may be useful in art history lessons. This afternoon I discovered that The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts 372 art history books online. All of the books can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (warning, some of them are massive files). You can search through the catalog of books by thematic category, format, and publication type. And, of course, you can search through the books by title, author, and keyword.
Applications for Education
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of art history books could be a great resource for art teachers and their students. Students who are researching artists and or art movements could consult the collection to find reference materials.