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Thinking and Writing about Art History (Art Basics)by Donna K. Reid
Synopses & Reviews
Prentice Hall is proud to present ART BASICS: WHAT YOU NEED RIGHT NOW, PRICED WITH STUDENTS IN MIND
A series of brief, high quality, and moderately priced handbooks written by well-known educators in their field of study. Each student-friendly handbook is designed to stand alone or to be packaged with a traditional survey text. New for 2004
From Abacus to Zeus: A Handbook of Art History, 7/e by James Smith Pierce 0-13-183051-1
Thinking and Writing About Art History, 3/e by Donna K. Reid 0-13-183050-3
Artsguide: World and Web, 2/e by Dennis J. Sporre 0-13-177526-X
Writing About the Humanities, 2/e by Robert DiYanni 0-13-183049-X
The Handbook of Art and Design Terms, by David J. Edwards 0-13-098991-6
This package contains the following components:
-013145580X: American Art: A Cultural History
-0131830503: Thinking and Writing About Art History
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.
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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