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Thinking and Writing about Art History

ISBN-10: 0131830503
ISBN-13: 9780131830509
Edition: 3rd 2004
Authors: Donna K. Reid
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Description: For undergraduate courses in Art History. Ideal as a reference or supplement. Designed to provide students with the tools necessary to launch a successful study of art history, this succinct and accessible guide offers a practical introduction to  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 43
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

For undergraduate courses in Art History. Ideal as a reference or supplement. Designed to provide students with the tools necessary to launch a successful study 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 students to think as art historians, this Third Edition teaches how to ask questions and how to answer them, and challenges students to seek new insights through their readings, discussions, and written work. Parts of the Art Basics series provide students with high quality books at an affordable cost.

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

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