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AP Art History Crash Course



Late getting started? Facing too many AP tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!

Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s Crash Course for the AP Art History exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement Art History exam and actual AP Art History test ...

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Late getting started? Facing too many AP tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time!

Study Only What You Need to Know
REA’s Crash Course for the AP Art History exam is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement Art History exam and actual AP Art History test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time. Each art image referenced in the book is available online in full-color.

Expert Test-Taking Strategies
Developed by an Advanced Placement teacher with many years of classroom experience, this Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP author’s advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP Art History test.

Exam-Focused Content
The author explains the format and content of the AP Art History exam and each chapter includes valuable AP test-taking tips to help you succeed on the exam.

Free Practice Exam
Our full-length online AP Art History practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where you’re strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738610047
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/20/2012
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 262,473
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Asch teaches at the elite Bronx High School of Science. Ms. Asch received her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, an M.A. from the College of New Rochelle and her M.S. from Mercy College.

Matt Curless received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Master of Arts in Education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Since 1995, Mr. Curless has taught a wide range of art courses, including Art Foundations, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Computer Graphics, Web Design, Yearbook, and his favorite, AP® Art History. His AP® Art History website has won national acclaim from teachers who use his PowerPoint presentations in their classrooms.

About our Editor
We would also like to thank Fran Bolte for her in-depth editing of this manuscript. Fran has been an Art teacher in public school systems in Indiana, Georgia, and Texas. She has taught AP® Art History for 10 years and served as a reader for the AP® Art History Exam for the last five years.

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REA’s AP Art History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the AP Art History Course Description outline and actual AP test questions. The review chapters are completely aligned with the 2012 test changes.

Written by two AP Art History experts with years of experience teaching AP Art History, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major facts, terms, and concepts needed for success on the Art History exam. The targeted review chapters will prepare you for test day by focusing on important topics frequently seen on the Art History exam.

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Art History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to know to ace the exam. Part I discusses how to prepare for the exam and includes a glossary of 50 must-know AP Art History terms. Parts II through VIII include review chapters that target what you need to know about Ancient Art through Twentieth-Century Art and Art Beyond the European Tradition.

Part IX starts with a chapter that lists the Top Ten Sculptures, Works of Architecture, Painting and Engravings and Top Ten Key Facts. All of these will help you focus your study. Finally, the Crash Course concludes with test-taking strategies for the multiple-choice and free-response sections of the exam.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Art History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!

To check your test readiness for the AP Art History exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take our online practice exam. To access your free practice exam, visit and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day!

Good luck on your AP Art History exam!

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Table of Contents

About This Book
About Our Authors
About Our Editor

Keys for Success on the AP Art History Exam
Chapter 1: Key Terms

Chapter 2: Art of the Ancient Near East
Chapter 3: Ancient Egyptian Art
Chapter 4: Art of the Aegean
Chapter 5: Art of Ancient Greece
Chapter 6: Etruscan Art
Chapter 7: Roman Art PART

Chapter 8: Early Christian Art
Chapter 9: Byzantine Art
Chapter 10: Early Medieval Art
Chapter 11: Romanesque Art
Chapter 12: Gothic Art

Chapter 13: Pre-Renaissance Art
Chapter 14: Art of the Italian Renaissance
Chapter 15: Art of the Northern Renaissance

Chapter 16: Baroque Art
Chapter 17: Dutch Baroque Art
Chapter 18: Rococo Art

Chapter 19: Neoclassical Art and Romantic Art
Chapter 20: Realism and Photography
Chapter 21: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Chapter 22: Other Art Styles of the Late Nineteenth Century
Chapter 23: Architecture of the Nineteenth Century

Chapter 24: Early Twentieth-Century Art
Chapter 25: Art After World War II

Chapter 26: Islamic Art
Chapter 27: East Asian Art
Chapter 28: South Asian Art
Chapter 29: African Art
Chapter 30: Pre-Columbian Art of South and Central America

Chapter 31: The Top Ten
Chapter 32: Strategies for Success on the Multiple-Choice Questions
Chapter 33: Strategies for Success on the Free-Response Questions

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