Writing about Visual Art
“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:
For artists, teachers, and art lovers, this is a refreshing view that will open new ideas.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Chapter One Beginnings in Art Writing
Chapter Two Endings in Narrative Art Histories
6 other sections not shown
abstract aesthetic American analysis appear argues art criticism art history art museum art writing artists become beginning Brillo Box Cambridge century chapter Chicago Christ claim Clark close collections commentary concerns contemporary art context created culture Danto describe discussion display early entirely exist experience explain expression fiction figures Fried galleries gives Gombrich Greenberg Hegel historians history of art identify images imagine important institutions interest interpretation Italy John late literature living London look meaning merely Michael modernist museums narrative nature notes novel objects offers once origin painter painting past perhaps period perspective philosophical picture Piero political possible present Renaissance Richard says sculpture sentences shows space Stokes stone story structures style suggest tell things thinking thought tradition translated understand University Press visual art visual thinking York