Writing about Visual Art

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School of Visual Arts, 2003 - Design - 204 pages
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David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh insight into how written descriptions of painting and sculpture affect the experience of art. Readers will learn how their reading can determine the way they see painting and sculpture, how interpretations of art transform meaning and significance, and how much-discussed work becomes difficult to see afresh.

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User Review  - Nancy Elsamanoudi - Goodreads

This is an indispensable book for anyone interested in writing about art. Carrier's lucid and succinct way of explaining things makes complex ideas pertaining to art writing easier to understand. Read full review

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User Review  - Bridget - Goodreads

David Carrier writes so clearly that there is no trouble understanding what he is trying to get across as there is with so many other theorists these days. This is a great book about authors who ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David Carrier is the Champney Family Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. His numerous books include Sean Scully; Writing about Visual Art, The Aesthetics of Comics, and High Art: Charles Baudelaire and the Origins of Modernist Painting.

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