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Synopsis: Key Benefit: A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Eighth Edition, the best-selling book of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing. Key Topics:This concise yet thorough guide to “seeing and saying” addresses a wealth of fundamental matters, such as distinguishing between description and analysis, writing a comparison, using peer review, documenting sources, and editing the final essay. Market: This book is a perfect complement to any art course where writing is involved

From the Back Cover: * description versus analysis
* som critical approaches to art (e.g., formal analysis, cultural materialism, gender studies)
* getting ideas for an essay
* engaging in peer review
* developing paragraphs
* organizing a comparison
* using bibliographic tools, including the Internet
* quoting sources
* writing captions for illustrations
* avoiding sexist and Eurocentric language
* editing the final draft
* documenting sources, using either The Chicago Manual of Style or The Art Bulletin style
* preparing for essay examinations
Among the new features of the sixth edition are new guidelines for using the World Wide Web and the Internet for art-historical research, five new checklist (e.g., a checklist for evaluating Web Sites), ten new illustrations, and the style guide published by The Art Bulleting. Several sample essays are also included, accompanied by analyses that show readers the particular strengths of effective writing.

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