This book offers invaluable advice for any art course where students write papers. Several sample essays. One sample essay shows preliminary outline and later revisions.
I've used this book to write papers, it's really good, especially for those who know nothing about art.
Key Benefit: A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Eighth Edition, the best-selling book of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing. Key Topics:This concise yet thorough guide to seeing and saying addresses a wealth of fundamental matters, such as distinguishing between description and analysis, writing a comparison, using peer review, documenting sources, and editing the final essay. Market: This book is a perfect complement to any art course where writing is involved
My rating assumes the reader is interested in this material. Written by a well qualified professor for English majors who branch out into reviewing art, many examples are offered. Do not miss the final illustration, Hans Namuth's photo of Jackson Pollock painting (1951). Index.