Writing about Visual Art

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Allworth, Mar 1, 2003 - Art - 224 pages
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“A revelation for the specialist and casual art lover alike. Thanks to this profound book, we will see, think and write about art anew.”

—Mark A Cheetham, Professor, Department of Fine art, University of Toronto.

Here 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
  • How much-discussed work becomes difficult to see afresh.
  • And more!

For artists, teachers, and art lovers, this is a refreshing view that will open new ideas.

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Chapter One Beginnings in Art Writing
Chapter Two Endings in Narrative Art Histories

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