Synopses & Reviews
David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh insight into how written descriptions of painting and sculpture affect the experience of art. Readers will learn how their reading can determine the way they see painting and sculpture, how interpretations of art transform meaning and significance, and how much-discussed work becomes difficult to see afresh.
- Offers a clear and sensible account of the history and practice of art writing, and how it promotes and supports visual thinking
- Links art writing to the museum, the gallery, and to theory, and examines its role with each
- Author is coeditor of CAA, Reviews, has published work in major art publications, and been interviewed on NPR
Writing About Visual Art ultimately embraces the literature of art, not only as a tool for understanding our art world and creating an interpretive community, but also as a key for promoting and supporting visual thinking.