AP Art History: Example Textbook List
The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Art History. The list below is not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit. For discussions of the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Art History classroom, please consult the Teachers' Resources section of AP Central. The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Art History Course Audit curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these texts and other textbooks not listed here (including concise textbooks) may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources.
Adams, Laurie Schneider. Art Across Time, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
Adams, Laurie Schneider. Art Across Time, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007.
Hartt, Frederick. Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, 4th ed. New York: Harry N.
Honour, Hugh, and John Fleming. The Visual Arts: A History, 6th ed. New York: Harry N.
Abrams/Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.
Honour, Hugh, and John Fleming. The Visual Arts: A History, 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005.
Kleiner, Fred S., Christin J. Mamiya, and Richard G. Tansey. Gardner's Art Through the Ages,
11th ed. San Diego: Harcourt College, 2001.
Kleiner, Fred S., and Christin J. Mamiya. Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 12th ed. Belmont, CA:
Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2005.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, revised 1st ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.
Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, revised 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: