The best-selling guide to writing about art
Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. 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. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on “Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials.”
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“Extraordinarily useful and necessary for any class in art history!”
- Johanna Movassat, San Jose State University
“A step-by-step guide, incorporating both theory and practice, to critically thinking and writing about art.”
- Janet Carpenter, City College of San Francisco
“An extremely useful book for art history students at all levels of study.”
- Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College
“I find the text to be fundamental in teaching students to write. It is concise enough to cover in a course on a particular art historical topic without overtaking the topic itself. It is always my secondary text.”
- Rebecca Trittel, Savannah College of Art and Design
“Excellent definitive source on writing about art for the advanced student.”
- Carey Rote, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
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Book Description Pearson, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205949525