This is more of a question than a post, I guess. I am wondering if you all continue to have students buy textbooks or if you’ve started to move away from that. For art history they are so expensive, and have, in the past, been used mostly for memorization of the images. There are so many other ways to now have access to images, I am wondering if the expense of a book makes sense. The introductory textbooks don’t say much that I don’t cover in the class.
Has anyone else been pondering giving up on the traditional text book in favor of some other kinds of reading?