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A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Global Edition (11th edition)

A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Global Edition (11th edition)

By: Sylvan Barnet (author)Paperback

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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."


BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:Chapter 1: Writing About ArtChapter 2: Writing About Art: The Big PictureChapter 3: Formal Analysis and StyleChapter 4:Analytical Thinking Chapter 5: Writing A ComparisonChapter 6: Writing an Entry in an Exhibition CatalogChapter 7: Writing a Review of an ExhibitionChapter 8: Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other MaterialsChapter 9: How to Write an Effective EssayChapter 10: Style in WritingChapter 11: Art Historical ResearchChapter 12: Some Critical ApproachesChapter 13: Writing a Research PaperChapter 14: Manuscript FormChapter 15: Writing Essay Examinations FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Writing About ArtWhat Is Art?Why Write about Art?The Imagined Reader as the Writer's CollaboratorThe Functions of Critical WritingSome Words about Critical ThinkingA Sample Critical EssayWhat Is an Interpretation--and Are All interpretations Equally Valid?Expressing Opinions: The Writer's "I" Chapter 2: Writing About Art: The Big PictureStanding Back: Kinds of Writing (Informing and Persuading)Close-Up: Drafting the EssayChecklist of Basic Matters Chapter 3: Formal Analysis and Style What Formal Analysis IsFormal Analysis Versus DescriptionSample Essay: A Formal AnalysisPostscript: Thoughts about the Words "Realistic" and "Idealized"Cautionary Words about Slides and Reproductions in Books and on the World Wide Web Chapter 4: Analytical Thinking Subject Matter and ContentForm and ContentGetting ideas for Essays: Asking Questions to Get AnswersAnother Look at the Questions Chapter 5: Writing A ComparisonComparing as a Way of DiscoveringTwo ways of Organizing a ComparisonSample Essay: A Student's ComparisonRebecca Bedell: "John Singleson Copley's Early Development: From Mrs. Joseph Mann to Mrs. Ezekial Goldthwait"Checklist for Writing a Comparison Chapter 6: Writing an Entry in an Exhibition CatalogKeeping the Reader in MindA Sample EntryChecklist for Writing a Catalog Entry Chapter 7: Writing a Review of an Exhibition What a Review IsThree Sample Reviews Chapter 8: Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other MaterialsKinds of ExhibitionsKinds of Writing Assignments Chapter 9: How to Write an Effective EssayThe Basic StrategyLooking Closely: Approaching a First DraftRevising: Achieving a Readable DraftPeer ReviewPreparing the Final Version Chapter 10: Style in WritingPrinciples of StyleGet the Right WordWriting Effective SentencesWrite Unified and Coherent ParagraphsA Note on Tenses Chapter 11: Art Historical ResearchAccounting for TasteHistorical Scholarship and Values Chapter 12: Some Critical ApproachesSocial History: The New Art History and MarxismGender Studies: Feminist Criticism and Gay and Lesbian StudiesBiographical StudiesPsychoanalytic StudiesIconography and Iconology Chapter 13: Writing a Research PaperPrimary and Secondary MaterialsFrom Subject to ThesisFinding the MaterialArt Research and the World Wide WebKeeping a Sense of ProportionReading and Taking NotesChecklist for Note-TakingIncorporating Your Reading into Your Thinking: The Art of Synthesis and Drafting and Revising the PaperChecklist for Reviewing a Revised Draft of a Research Paper Chapter 14: Manuscript FormBasic Manuscript FormSome Conventions of Language UsageQuotations and Quotation MarksAcknowledging SourcesDocumentation Footnotes and Endnotes: Chicago Manual StyleChicago Manual of Style Chapter 15: Writing Essay ExaminationsWhat Examinations AreWriting Essay AnswersLast Words

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  • ISBN13: 9781292059907
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781292059907
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 1292059907
  • edition: 11th edition

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