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This completely revised and updated edition introduces the reader to the practices, challenges, questions and writings encountered in the study of art history. Marcia Pointon describes and analyzes various methods and approaches to the discipline--explaining the history of their differences and their effects on the practice of art history. Stressing the multi-faceted nature of the field, she discusses the relationship of art history to film, literature, design history and anthropology. She also covers training and vocational aspects of art history, and provides a wealth of information on different career opportunities. This edition covers recent debates in art history and contemporary changes in the discipline, as well as 20 new illustrations.
How to Write Art History by Anne d'Alleva
Call Number: Central Library N380 .D35 2010
The book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process DAlleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet
Call Number: N7476 .B37 2011
Publication Date: 2010-01-03
This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing.
A Survival Guide for Art History Students by Christina Maranci
Call Number: N385 .M37 2005
Publication Date: 2004-06-24
Designed to guide learners through the often disorienting experience of taking a first art history class, this book addressesall aspectsof that total experience.KEY TOPICSSpecific chapter topics cover note-taking during lecture, studying for and taking slide exams, writing response papers, methodology, how to critique secondary scholarship, and what to do with an art history degree.For individuals with little or no experience in art history, and an interest in the powerful images that can provide a rich perspective on social, political, and cultural history.
Visual Literacy by Amy Tucker
Publication Date: 2001-12-10
Visual Literacyacquaints students with the critical issues that shape the discipline of art and teaches them to write about art from a variety of scholarly and rhetorical perspectives.
Writing about Art by Henry M. Sayre
Publication Date: 2008-07-10
This straightforward guide prepares students to describe, interpret, and write about works of art in meaningful and lasting terms. Designed as a supplement to Art History survey and period texts, this efficient book features a step-by-step approach to writing–from choosing a work to write about, to essay organization, to research techniques, to footnote form, to preparing the final essay. For beginners as well as more advanced students.
Writing for the Visual Arts by Mashey Bernstein; George Yatchisin
Publication Date: 2000-09-21
Written in a reader-friendly style interlaced with vivid examples, this how-to writing manual for visual artists details a comprehensive and concise methodology for the full spectrum of writing tasks they will encounter in both the academic and professional worlds--academic research papers, resumes, letters of application, manifestos, press releases, and grants. It emphasizes that professionals' art, in itself, will not always speak for them, and that they must, therefore, learn to articulate their concepts and ideas, and to argue for, and earn, their place in the world of art. Abundant examples (of stages of document development and complete documents) represent amateur as well as professional sources and an exceptionally full spectrum of visual art--painting, sculpting, collage, drawing, graphic arts, architecture, film, and theater.How to Write Academic Art Papers. How to Write about Your Art. How to Revise and Peer Review. How to Write a Resume. How to Write an Application Cover Letter. How to Write a Manifesto. How to Write Press Releases. How to Write Grants and Proposals.For visual artists of all kinds.
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