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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 writingfrom 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.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Writingas Critical Thinking||p. 1|
|Choosing Images: How to Select the Works of Art You Plan to Write About||p. 9|
|Visiting Museums and Galleries||p. 9|
|Choosing Works of Art to Write About: Some Questions of Taste||p. 16|
|Writing Comparative Essays: Some Advantages||p. 18|
|Choosing Works from ldquo;The Museum without Walls,rdquo;||p. 21|
|The Computer and ldquo;The Museum without Walls,rdquo;||p. 24|
|Using Visual Information: What to Look For and How to Describe What You See||p. 29|
|Considering the Subject Matter of the Work||p. 31|
|Describing the Formal Elements You Discover in the Work||p. 35|
|Shape and Space||p. 36|
|Light and Dark||p. 40|
|Other Elements||p. 47|
|Recognizing the Principles of Design||p. 54|
|Rhythm and Repetition||p. 54|
|Unity and Variety||p. 58|
|Considering Questions of Medium||p. 59|
|Beginning Your Essay By Describing the Work||p. 61|
|Asking Yourself about the Work of Art: A Summary||p. 64|
|Questions to Ask Before Writing About a Work of Art||p. 64|
|Responding to the Verbal Frame: Where Else to Look for Help in Understanding What You See||p. 66|
|Taking the Title and Label into Account||p. 66|
|Considering Informational Labels Accompanying the Work||p. 70|
|Consulting Artistsrsquo; Statements and Exhibition Catalogues||p. 72|
|Discovering Other Helpful Material in the Library and Online||p. 74|
|Research Online||p. 75|
|Using the Library Catalogue and Databases||p. 77|
|Using Art Dictionaries and Other Guides||p. 81|
|Considering the Workrsquo;s Historical and Cultural Context||p. 82|
|Quoting and Documenting Your Sources||p. 89|
|Learning the Art of Quoting||p. 89|
|Acknowledging YourSources||p. 90|
|Choosing Your Footnote Style||p. 91|
|Citing Internet Sources||p. 96|
|Working with Words and Images: The Process|
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