Thinking and Writing About Art History / Edition 3

Thinking and Writing About Art History / Edition 3

by Donna K. Reid, Donna K. Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131830503

ISBN-13: 9780131830509

Pub. Date: 06/20/2003

Publisher: Pearson

Designed to provide readers with the tools necessary to glean a solid understanding of art history, this succinct and accessible guide offers a practical introduction to the methodology of art history and an overview of writing in the discipline. Helping readers to think as art historians, this Third Edition encourages reflection of the

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Designed to provide readers with the tools necessary to glean a solid understanding of art history, this succinct and accessible guide offers a practical introduction to the methodology of art history and an overview of writing in the discipline. Helping readers to think as art historians, this Third Edition encourages reflection of the “givens” in this field, explains how to ask questions and how to answer them, and challenges readers to seek new insights through their readings, discussions, and written work. For professionals with a career or interest in art, art history, writing, and/or education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131830509
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Series:
Art Basics Ser.
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
43
Sales rank:
632,875
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. THINKING ABOUT ART HISTORY.

What is Art History? Why Study Art History? Getting Started. Understanding and Analyzing a Work of Art. Describing a Work of Art. Purposes of Art. Describing Style. Interpretive Approaches in Art History. Art Criticism.

II. RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN ART HISTORY.

Introduction. Determining the Type of Essay. Choosing a Topic. Locating Information. Resources. Search Strategies. Evaluating Sources. Working with Sources. Writing the Essay. An Essay Revision Checklist. The Principles of Using Sources. Proofreading Hints. Answering Essay Examination Questions.

III. SAMPLE 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.

IV. SELECTED GLOSSARIES.

Selected Materials and Processes of the Visual Arts. Some Art Historical Terms.

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