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A short guide to writing about art

Barnet, Sylvan (Author).

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School of Architecture N 7476 B37 2015 30007008888595 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 020588699X (pbk. : student ed.)
  • ISBN: 9780205886999 (pbk. : student ed.)
  • ISBN: 0205933491 (pbk. : instructor's review copy)
  • ISBN: 9780205933495 (pbk. : instructor's review copy)
  • Physical Description: print
    xv, 362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Eleventh edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Pearson Education Inc., [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Writing about art -- Writing about art : the big picture -- Formal analysis and style -- Analytic thinking -- Writing a comparison -- Writing an entry in an exhibition catalog -- Writing a review of an exhibition -- Virtual exhibitions : writing text panels and other materials -- How to write an effective essay -- Style in writing -- Art-historical research -- Some critical approaches -- Writing a research paper -- Manuscript form -- Writing essay examinations.
Summary, etc.: This book is intended for art courses where there is a writing component. This text guides art students through the writing process. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture. The text includes: coverage of essential writing assignments including formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, essay examination; clear step-by-step writing instructions guiding students though the research and writing processes; sample essays, with analytic comments by the author, demonstrating the virtues of effective writing.
Subject: Art criticism Authorship
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