ISBN-10:
0130223581
ISBN-13:
9780130223586
Pub. Date:
08/10/1999
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Thinking and Writing About Art / Edition 2

Thinking and Writing About Art / Edition 2

by Donna K. Reid

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Overview

Concise and clearly written, this exemplary reference source provides a solid introduction to the methodology of art history and an overview of writing in the discipline. Part I discusses what art history is and how art historians think; the vocabulary of art (including formal elements and principles of design); and critical criteria. Part II helps readers conceptualize an art history paper, research different sources and methods (including citations), and write short papers, research papers, and essay examinations (provides numerous samples. The Second Edition now offers a section on the materials and processes in art; expanded discussions on the approaches in art history; practical guidelines for researching on the Internet and using electronic databases; plus a new glossary of terms. For art historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780130223586
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 08/10/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 43
Product dimensions: 8.32(w) x 11.01(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

I. THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY.

Preface. What is Art History? Why Study Art History? A Vocabulary of Art. Interpretive Approaches in Art History. Art Criticism.

II. RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN ART HISTORY.

The Topic. Locating Information. Taking Notes. Writing the Essay. The Principles of Using Sources. An Essay Revision Checklist. Proofreading Hints. Answering Essay Examination Questions.

III. MODEL STUDENT ESSAYS.

A Formal Research Paper. An Art Criticism Essay. An Informal Response Essay. Three Essays on the Same Topic. Comments on the Student Essays.

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