AP Art History Full Package
Art history AP Art History Full Package
Advanced Placement Art History
This art history course emphasizes the diverse historical and cultural contexts of Western art, with an introduction to art from a variety of cultures beyond the Western tradition. Students learn to examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression, including architecture, painting, and sculpture, as a reflection of a given civilization and time period. Issues such as patronage, gender, and the functions and effects of a work of art will also be emphasized. This class will give students the opportunity to use their knowledge of history, geography, politics, religion, languages, literature, and the visual arts as they learn who created what, when, and most importantly why they did it. The curriculum is modeled after introductory college level art history survey courses and reflects the College Board A.P. Art History Course Description. The class covers art chronologically from Prehistoric times through the Post-Modern Era. Because of this, the class must be fast-paced. In order for students to have an understanding of art beyond the European tradition, about 20% of the class will be focused on the ancient to present day art of other cultures. Students complete reading assignments after participation in daily slide discussions. Students learn to write about art using a specialized “visual vocabulary” to describe and critically analyze it. Practice tests and quizzes are given throughout the course using the format of the AP Art History Exam with multiple choice, short answer, and long essay questions, some of which are based on slides.
Course Goals and Objectives:
1. Acquire the ability to recognize, understand and compare many types of artwork including works from different periods, styles, artists and media.
2. Increase awareness of the relationship of artworks to the culture of a time period, including the significance of the role played by consumers/patrons of the time.
3. Examine both the ancient and more recent art of non-western cultures (Art Beyond the European Tradition) in order to broaden the scope of their perceptions of its value, importance and continuous influence on western art.
4. Engage in analytical and critical thinking, creating comparisons from one artwork to another, including comparisons between examples of European and non-European art.
5. Approach their study in a self-disciplined manner, including preparation for class, reading, visual and written note-taking, essay writing, and class participation.
6. Prepare to successfully complete the College Board exam by creating a personal study guide from the chapter assignments and by writing “AP style” essays and tests throughout the year.
7. Leave this course with an appreciation and enjoyment of the history of art, and with the motivation to pursue further study formally or informally through college courses and/or museum patronage.
Kleiner, Fred S., and Christin J. Mamiya. 2004.
Gardner’s Art Through the Ages. 12th ed. Belmont Calif.: Wadsworth
Publishing Co. www.wadsworth.com
Nici, John B. 2008. Barron’s AP Art History. 2008 ed.
Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.
AP Art History Course Outline
Episode 1: Prehistoric Art
Chapter One: The Birth of Art: Africa, Europe and the Near East in the Stone Age
Episode 2: The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East
Chapter Two: The Ancient Near East (A.N.E.)
Episodes 3 & 4: Egypt: Pharaohs and the Afterlife
Chapter Three: Pharaohs and the Afterlife: The Art of Ancient Egypt
Episode 5: Aegean Art
Chapter Four: Minos and the Heroes of Homer: The Art of the Prehistoric Aegean
Episodes 6, 7 & 8: Ancient Greece
Chapter Five: Gods, Heroes, and Athletes: The Art of Ancient Greece
Episode 9: Etruscan Art
Chapter Nine: Italy Before the Romans: The Art of the Etruscans
Episodes 10, 11 & 12: Roman Art
Chapter Ten: From Seven Hills to Three Continents: The Art of Ancient Rome
Episodes 13 & 14: The Art of Antiquity
Chapter 11: Pagans, Christians and Jews: The Art of Late Antiquity
Episodes 15, 16 & 17: Byzantine Art
Chapter 12: Rome in the East: The Art of Byzantium
Episode 18: Islamic Art
Chapter 13: In Praise of Allah: Art of the Islamic World
Episode 19 & 20: Medieval Art
Chapter 16: Early Medieval Art in the West
Episode 21 & 22: Romanesque Art
Chapter 17: Romanesque Art
Week 23, 24 & 25: Gothic Art
Chapter 18: The Age of Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art
Episodes 26 & 27: Early Northern Renaissance
Chapter 20: Early Northern Renaissance Art
Episodes 28, 29, 30 & 31: Early Italian Renaissance
Chapter 21: Early Italian Renaissance Art
Episodes 32, 33 & 34: High Renaissance
Chapter 21: High Renaissance Art
Episodes 35 & 36: Mannerism
Chapter 22: Mannerism & Late 16th Century Art
Episodes 37 & 38: Late Northern Renaissance
Chapter 23: Late Renaissance in Northern Europe & Spain
Episodes 39, 40, 41 & 42: Baroque
Chapter 24: Baroque Art
Episodes 43 & 44: Rococo
Chapter 28: Rococo Art
Episodes 45 & 46: Neo-Classicism
Chapter 28: Neo-Classicist Art
Episodes 47, 48 & 49: Romanticism
Chapter 28: Romanticism
Episodes 50, 51, 52 & 53: Late Nineteenth Century Art
Chapter 29: Late Nineteenth Century Art
Episodes 54, 55, 56 & 57: Early Twentieth Century Art
Chapter 33: Early Twentieth Century Art
Episodes 58 & 59: Late Twentieth Century Art
Chapter 34: Late Twentieth Century Art
Episode 60: Indian Art
Chapters 6 and 25: Indian Art
Episode 61: Chinese Art
Chapters 7 and 26: Chinese Art
Episode 62: Japanese Art
Chapters 8 and 27: Japanese Art
Episode 63: African Art
Chapters 15 and 32: African Art
Episodes 64 & 65: Review for Exam
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