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

September 1, 2019 - Comment

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

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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Anonymous says:

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Anonymous says:

Essential reading for arts students I’ve read my fair share of ‘how to write about art’ books and this ranks as one of my favorites. I used it as a PhD student and now I recommend it to my juniors and seniors. It’s clear, concise, well sectioned and you can dip in and out of it.

Anonymous says:

would recommend reading this for my art history class. excellent text, very helpful for someone new to writing about art. accessible, with reference essays, and the writer’s tone is inclusive and not at all condescending.

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