Thinking and Writing About Art

Thinking and Writing About Art

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For an undergraduate course in Art History. Ideal as a reference or supplement.Providing students with the tools they need to launch a successful study of art history, this clearly written introductory guide offers a concise, accessible introduction to the methodology of art history and an overview of writing in the discipline. Nurturing critical thinking skills, it encourages students to ponder the "givens" in the subject, teaches them how to ask questions and how to answer them, and prompts them to seek new insights through their readings, discussions, and written work.
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  • Paperback | 43 pages
  • 211.3 x 279.7 x 4.1mm | 139.34g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130223581
  • 9780130223586

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I. THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY. Preface. What is Art History? Why Study Art History? A Vocabulary of Art. Interpretive Approaches in Art History. Art Criticism.II. RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN ART HISTORY. The Topic. Locating Information. Taking Notes. Writing the Essay. The Principles of Using Sources. An Essay Revision Checklist. Proofreading Hints. Answering Essay Examination Questions.III. MODEL STUDENT ESSAYS. A Formal Research Paper. An Art Criticism Essay. An Informal Response Essay. Three Essays on the Same Topic. Comments on the Student Essays.
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