Gardner's Art Through the Ages, A Global History, 14th edition
Gardner's Art Though the Ages 14th edition
Kleiner and Mamiya ISBN-13: 978-0495915423
OPTIONAL. Standard textbooks. Does not have everything you need to be successful in the class. Purchase at your own discression. A few copies are available in the library.
Highly Recommended throughout the year
Annotated Mona Lisa By: Carol Strickland, Ph. D. ISBN-13: 978-0740768729
OPTIONAL: Great book for easy review and a condensed versions of most chapters of Gardner's Art Through the Ages. Good background history and explanation of artists' work. It also breaks down individual movements.
Recommended as an extra study tool towards the end of the year
Barron's AP Art History
By: John Nici
OPTIONAL: This will be an immensely wonderful tool for studying for the AP exam. Breaks each movement/time period down by chapter, gives practice tests, sample short answer essays, and overviews of important works of art. If you're going to get any study tool, it should be this one! Purchase in March if you decide to get this study tool.