The History of Western Art, Art Essentials, Thames & Hudson, London, 2023 (176 pages, c.117 illustrations) with editions in Latvian (Jāna Rozes apgāds, Riga), German (Midas Verlag, Zurich), Spanish (Arte Blume, Barcelona), and Canadian French (Editions Hurtbuise, Montreal).
How to Understand Art, Art Essentials series, Thames & Hudson, London, September 2021 (176 pages, 111 illustrations), with editions in French (Flammarion, Paris), Italian (24 Ore Cultura, Milan), German (Midas Verlag, Zurich), Latvian (Jāna Rozes apgāds, Riga), Spanish (Art Blume, Barcelona), Taiwanese (Domain Publishing Company,Taiwan, 2023), and Vietnamese (Omega Books, Hanoi, 2023).
Handbook for the Humanities, co-authored with Robert DiYanni, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2014 (450 pages, 443 illustrations, published in paperback and as e-book), Chinese translations, 2019, 2016.
Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, co-authored with Robert DiYanni, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, fifth edition, prepared; fourth edition, 2012 (vol. I, 540 pages, 294 illustrations; vol. II, 498 pages, 289 illustrations; combined vol., 670 pages, 537 illustrations); Chinese translation, fourth edition, Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, forthcoming 2022; Chinese translation, second edition, 2011.
Materials, Methods, and Masterpieces of Medieval Art, Praeger Series on the Middle Ages, Praeger Publishers Imprint Publication, Greenwood Publishing Group, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA, 2009 (306 pages, 73 illustrations, published in hard cover and as e-book).
Medieval Mischief: Wit and Humour in the Art of the Middle Ages, The History Press (Sutton Publishing Ltd.), Thrupp, Gloucestershire, 2004 (176 pages, 165 illustrations).
Art of the Middle Ages, World of Art series, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London and New York, 2002 (320 pages, 250 illustrations).
Holy Terrors: Gargoyles on Medieval Buildings, Abbeville Press, New York, 1997, (140 pages, 108 illustrations), fifth printing; French edition, Saintes Terreurs: les gargouilles dans l'architecture médiévale, Éditions Abbeville, Paris, 1997, second edition, 2000.
Medieval Monsters: Dragons and Fantastic Creatures, exhibition catalog, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, 1995 (39 pages, 94 illustrations).
The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages, Abbeville Press, New York, 1992 (191 pages, 151 illustrations). Book of the Month Club selection; French edition, Bestiaire Médiéval: les animaux dans l'art du moyen age, Éditions Abbeville, Paris, 1992.