History & Reference

With art history and reference books from The Met Store, art lovers can dig deeper into topics such as medieval art, Renaissance art, modern art, and more.
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  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings 30 4.9 5 1
  2. How to Read Chinese Paintings
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    How to Read Chinese Paintings 1 5 5 1
  3. How to Read Medieval Art
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    How to Read Medieval Art 1 5 5 1
  4. How to Read Oceanic Art
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    How to Read Oceanic Art 1 5 5 1
  5. Signs & Symbols
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    Signs & Symbols 1 5 5 1
  6. How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles
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    How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles 5 4.2 5 1
  7. How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course In Engineering and Architecture
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    How to Read Bridges: A Crash Course In Engineering and Architecture 1 5 5 1
  8. Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
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    Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age
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    Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age 3 5 5 1
  9. Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy
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    Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy
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    Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy 2 4.5 5 1
  10. Artists: Their Lives and Works
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    Artists: Their Lives and Works 2 5 5 1
  11. How to Read Art: A Crash Course
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    How to Read Art: A Crash Course 2 4 5 1
  12. How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture
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    How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture 2 4.5 5 1
Great art always makes an impression—and your appreciation will only grow with deeper understanding of the art’s techniques, details, and cultural context. The Met Store's selection of art history and reference books provides art lovers the ideal opportunity to learn more about the art they love, deepening their knowledge and increasing their enjoyment of these works.