– Free and Open Art History Textbook is a free and open, not-for-profit, art history textbook. It uses multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art. It will seek contributors especially for canonical non-Western material and other survey topics not yet covered. Also it welcomes comments, feedback and corrections.

[advt]The response from students was so positive that decided to create a multi-media survey of art history web-book. It created audios and videos about works of art found in standard art history survey texts, organized the files stylistically and chronologically, and added text and still images. It is interested in delivering the narratives of art history using the read-write web’s interactivity and capacity for authoring and remixing. Publishers are adding multimedia to their textbooks, but unfortunately they are doing so in proprietary, password-protected adjunct websites.

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