Writing About Art

Writing About Art

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For one/two-semester courses in Art History Survey and Art Appreciation, as well as a supplement in Art Studio and Writing Across the Curriculum courses.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.show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.6mm | 199.58g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130416142
  • 9780130416148

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction: The Process of Writing about Art. 1. Choosing Images: How to Select the Works of Art You Plan to Write About. 2. Using Visual Information: What to Look for and How to Describe What You See. 3. Responding to the Verbal Frame: Where Else to Look for Help in Understanding What You See. 4. Working with Words and Images: The Process of Writing about What You See. Appendix. A Short Guide to Usage and Style: The Rules and Principles of Good Writing. Notes. Index.show more

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