REA's AP Art History Crash Course Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement Score in Less Time
REA's Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.
Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your AP Art History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Art History Crash Course is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:
Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP Art History course description outline and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in: ancient through medieval, beyond European artistic traditions, and the Renaissance through the present day. All art images referenced in the book are available online in full-color.
Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our experienced AP Art History teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score!
Take REA's Online Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go online and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.
Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exam - this is one study guide every AP Art History student must have.
When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Art History Crash Course.
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About the Author
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 own classrooms.
He has also been a Fine Arts faculty member with the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program for the past 14 years. In April 2008, Mr. Curless received a “Teacher of the Week” award from the Warm98 radio station in Cincinnati, and was honored as Great American Insurance Company’s Teacher of the Year in May 2008. Every other August, Mr. Curless travels to Europe with his wonderful wife Danielle to experience Art History firsthand, and always encourages his students to do the same. He has been an Art and Technology teacher at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1999.
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 since 1972 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. Her other achievements include high school curriculum revision, Fine Arts textbook evaluation, staff development, and a cadre member of the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts in Texas. She has assisted the Executive Fine Arts Director in Carrollton- Farmers Branch Independent School District in Texas since 2001. She was named the Administrator/Supervision Art Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Texas Art Education Association.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 www.rea.com/ArtHistory 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!
Table of Contents
About This Book About Our Authors About Our Editor Acknowledgments
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
LATE EIGHTEENTH- TO NINETEENTH-CENTURY 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
ART BEYOND THE EUROPEAN TRADITION
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