A short guide to writing about art /Sylvan Barnet.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-258443

Description

xv, 366 p. : ill. ; 22 cm., This book is for art courses where there is a writing component. Would you like your students to have the tools to write confidently about art? 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. This text includes: Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, essay examination; Clear step-by-step writing instructions guide students though the research and writing processes, showing students how to use the terminology of art history, and how to cite sources, solve issues of style, and use proper manuscript form; Sample essays, with analytic comments by the author, demonstrate the strengths of effective writing. - Publisher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Art criticism Authorship.

Originator

Barnet, Sylvan.

Contents

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 -- Writng a review of an exhibition -- How to write an effective essay -- Style in writing -- Art-historical research -- Some critical approaches -- Writing a research paper -- Manuscript form -- Writing essay examinations.

Publication

Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall

Publisher Series

The Short guide series
Short guide series.

Description

xv, 366 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
This book is for art courses where there is a writing component. Would you like your students to have the tools to write confidently about art? 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. This text includes: Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, essay examination; Clear step-by-step writing instructions guide students though the research and writing processes, showing students how to use the terminology of art history, and how to cite sources, solve issues of style, and use proper manuscript form; Sample essays, with analytic comments by the author, demonstrate the strengths of effective writing. - Publisher.

Notes

Student edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Complimentary copy. Historic New England image on page 116.

ISBN

0205708250
9780205708253 (alk. paper)
0205790526 (examination copy : alk. paper)
9780205790524 (examination copy : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks N7476.B37 2011

Edition

10th ed.