Thinking and Writing About Art for Fichner-Rathus' Understanding Art, 8th / Edition 8

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Overview

This critical thinking workbook, written by Lois Fichner-Rathus, helps enhance students' interpretive and compositional skills.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495091257
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Fichner-Rathus is Professor of Art in the Art Department of The College of New Jersey. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in fine arts and art history, an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art, and a Ph.D. in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include contemporary art, feminist art history and criticism, and modern art and architecture. She has authored grants, contributed to books, curated exhibitions, published articles in professional journals, and exhibited her large-format photographic prints. She is also the author of UNDERSTANDING ART, Tenth Edition, and FOUNDATIONS OF ART AND DESIGN. She resides in New York.

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Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction     1
Kinds of Writing     2
Critical Thinking     3
Some Features of Critical Thinking     3
Recognizing Common Fallacies in Arguments     5
Guidelines for Analyzing Works of Art     7
Analyzing the Setting     8
Analyzing the Materials and Techniques     8
Analyzing the Use of the Plastic Elements of Art     9
Analyzing the Composition     12
Analyzing Levels of Content     12
Referring to the History of Art     13
Considering the Title     14
Guidelines for Good Writing     15
Complete the Assignment     15
Write for Your Audience     15
Write Clearly and Simply     15
Be Willing to Make Mistakes     15
Keep a Notebook or Journal     15
Determine Length Intelligently     16
Avoid Plagiarism     16
Pick a Topic     17
Delimit the Topic     18
Write a Thesis Statement     18
Don't Wait for Inspiration-Get Going!     18
Make an Outline     19
Compose a Draft     20
A Closer Look     22
Overcoming Writer's Block     22
Revise the Paper     22
Proofread the Paper     25
Importance of Proofreading     25
Tips for Proofreading     25
Proofread to Correct Common Writing Errors     26
Produce the Final Copy     26
Table 1: Common Errors in English Usage and How to Correct Them     28
Writing Exercises 1-40     35
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