A Short Guide to Writing about Art

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Longman, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 317 pages
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A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Seventh Edition, the best-selling text of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculpture, and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing. 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. This text is a perfect complement to any art course where writing is involved.

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

At 400 hundred pages "short" is not a great descriptive word. :) But it was to the point on the subjects it covered and a good book for covering the proper way to write about art. Read full review

Contents

2ANALYSIS
37
3WRITING A COMPARISON
115
4WRITING A REVIEW OF AN EXHIBITION
130
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About the author (2003)

Henry M. Sayre is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University-Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Washington. He is producer and creator of the 10-part television series, A World of Art: Works in Progress, aired on PBS in the fall of 1997; and author of seven books, including A World of Art, The Visual Text of William Carlos Williams, The Object of Performance: The American Avante-Garde since 1970; and an art history book for children, Cave Paintings to Picasso.

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