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Looking and Writing is an introductory guide for readers who are engaged in writing a visual analysis for the first time. Although it is written informally with the novice in mind, it provides the reader with the technical vocabulary appropriate to a visual analysis. KEY TOPICS: Guidelines for the selection, analysis, and presentation of an image found in a museum or gallery setting or an on-line site form the core chapters of the book. Other chapters discuss the use of symbols, the cultural precepts of how we process visual information, suggestions for writing and proofreading an essay and the structure of a proper bibliography. For those interested in art history, or writing about art.
1. Looking and Seeing.
2. Looking for Meaning.
3. Understanding Formal Elements.
4. Principles of Design and Composition.
5. Applying Art History's Tools.
6. Using the Internet to Look at Art.
7. Writing Your Essay.
8. Citing Sources and Resources.