A Short Guide to Writing about Art

A Short Guide to Writing about Art
Author: Sylvan Barnet
Release: 2000
Editor: Addison-Wesley
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015042992373
Language: en
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A Short Guide to Writing about Art offers invaluable advice for any art course where students write papers. It addresses a wealth of fundamental matters: description versus analysis som critical approaches to art (e.g., formal analysis, cultural materialism, gender studies) getting ideas for an essay engaging in peer review developing paragraphs organizing a comparison using bibliographic tools, including the Internet quoting sources writing captions for illustrations avoiding sexist and Eurocentric language editing the final draft documenting sources, using either The Chicago Manual of Style or The Art Bulletin style preparing for essay examinations Among the new features of the sixth edition are new guidelines for using the World Wide Web and the Internet for art-historical research, five new checklist (e.g., a checklist for evaluating Web Sites), ten new illustrations, and the style guide published by The Art Bulleting. Several sample essays are also included, accompanied by analyses that show readers the particular strengths of effective writing.

A Short Guide to Writing about Art

A Short Guide to Writing about Art
Author: Sylvan Barnet
Release: 2005
Editor: Prentice Hall
Pages: 370
ISBN: UOM:39015061182336
Language: en
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This edition addresses such fundamental matters as: description versus analysis; critical approaches to art (e.g., formal analysis; cultural materialism; gender studies); getting ideas for an essay; developing paragraphs; organizing a comparison; using bibliographic tools, including the internet; writing a catalog entry; quoting sources; documenting sources, using either the Art Bulletin style or the Chicago Manual style; avoiding sexist and Eurocentric language; writing citations for illustrations; engaging in peer review; editing the final draft; writing essay examinations.

A Short Guide to Writing about Art

A Short Guide to Writing about Art
Author: Sylvan Barnet
Release: 2014-01-15
Editor: Pearson College Division
Pages: 384
ISBN: 020588699X
Language: en
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The best-selling guide to writing about art Sylvan Barnet's A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. Students are shown how to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on "Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials." MySearchLab is a part of the Barnet program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, helps students master basic writing skills. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205949525/ 9780205949526 Short Guide to Writing About Art Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 020588699X / 9780205886999 A Short Guide to Writing About Art

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature PLUS MyWritingLab Access Card Package

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature PLUS MyWritingLab    Access Card Package
Author: Sylvan Barnet,William E. Cain
Release: 2014-08-04
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0133997685
Language: en
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Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction.

How to Write About Contemporary Art

How to Write About Contemporary Art
Author: Gilda Williams
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780500772171
Language: en
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An essential handbook for students and professionals on writing eloquently, accurately, and originally about contemporary art How to Write About Contemporary Art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, arts professionals and other aspiring writers, the book first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language. Brimming with practical tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing, the second part of the book is organized around its specific forms, including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs. In counseling the reader against common pitfalls—such as jargon and poor structure—Gilda Williams points instead to the power of close looking and research, showing how to deploy language effectively; how to develop new ideas; and how to construct compelling texts. More than 30 illustrations throughout support closely analysed case studies of the best writing, in Source Texts by 64 authors, including Claire Bishop, Thomas Crow, T.J. Demos, Okwui Enwezor, Dave Hickey, John Kelsey, Chris Kraus, Rosalind Krauss, Stuart Morgan, Hito Steyerl, and Adam Szymczyk. Supplemented by a general bibliography, advice on the use and misuse of grammar, and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library, How to Write About Contemporary Art is the essential handbook for all those interested in communicating about the art of today.

A Short Guide to Writing about Film

A Short Guide to Writing about Film
Author: Timothy Corrigan
Release: 2014-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0321965302
Language: en
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Both an introduction to film study and a practical writing guide, this brief text introduces students to major film theories as well as film terminology, enabling them to write more thoughtfully and critically. With numerous student and professional examples, this engaging and practical guide progresses from taking notes and writing first drafts to creating polished essays and comprehensive research projects. Moving from movie reviews to theoretical and critical essays, the text demonstrates how an analysis of a film can become more subtle and rigorous as part of a compositional process --

If You Want to Write

If You Want to Write
Author: Brenda Ueland
Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781627932011
Language: en
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Brenda Ueland was a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and teacher of writing. In If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit she shares her philosophies on writing and life in general. Ueland firmly believed that anyone can write, that everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say. In this book she explains how find that spark that will make you a great writer. Carl Sandburg called this book the best book ever written about how to write. Join the millions of others who've found inspiration and unlocked their own talent.

Art History A Very Short Introduction

Art History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Dana Arnold
Release: 2004-01-22
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780191577598
Language: en
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This clear and concise new introduction examines all the major debates and issues using a wide range of well-known examples. It discusses the challenge of using verbal and written language to analyse a visual form. Dana Arnold also examines the many different ways of writing about art, and the changing boundaries of the subject of art history. Topics covered include the canon of Art History, the role of the gallery, 'blockbuster' exhibitions, the emergence of social histories of art (Feminist Art History or Queer Art History, for example), the impact of photography, and the development of Art History using artefacts such as the altarpiece, the portrait, or pornography, to explore social and cultural issues such as consumption, taste, religion, and politics. Importantly, this book explains how the traditional emphasis on periods and styles originates in western art production and can obscure other critical approaches, as well as art from non western cultures. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Art of Comic Book Writing

The Art of Comic Book Writing
Author: Mark Kneece
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781607747512
Language: en
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A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art. With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.

A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre

A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre
Author: Marcia L. Ferguson
Release: 2008
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 175
ISBN: PSU:000067218363
Language: en
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A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre is a succinct introduction to the skills required to write knowledgeably and critically about the theatre. Intended to illuminate the importance of theatre and performance in daily life, A Short Guide to Writing about Theatre engages students with dramatic material as they learn the practical elements of review, analysis, criticism, and research.

The Artist s Guide to Grant Writing

The Artist s Guide to Grant Writing
Author: Gigi Rosenberg
Release: 2010-12-14
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780823027224
Language: en
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The Artist’s Guide to Grant Writing is designed to transform readers from starving artists fumbling to get by into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal. Written in an engaging and down-to-earth tone, this comprehensive guide includes time-tested strategies, anecdotes from successful grant writers, and tips from grant officers and fundraising specialists. The book is targeted at both professional and aspiring writers, performers, and visual artists who need concrete information about how to write winning grant applications and fundraise creatively so that they can finance their artistic dreams.

Art and Religion in the 21st Century

Art and Religion in the 21st Century
Author: Rosen Aaron
Release: 2017-01-14
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0500293031
Language: en
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Blaspheming artists get all the press. Some exploit the shock potential of religious imagery - but many also reflect deeply on spiritual matters and are, in fact, some of the most profound and sensitive commentators on religion today. Here, Aaron Rosen shows how religious themes and images permeate the work of contemporary artists from across the globe.

Art Write

Art Write
Author: Vicki Krohn Amorose
Release: 2013-01
Editor: Luminare Press
Pages: 110
ISBN: 1937303128
Language: en
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Practical information for artists trying to sell their work. Formatted in a workbook style with fill exercises and examples.

Artists Write to Work

Artists Write to Work
Author: Kate Kramer
Release: 2018-11-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0764356496
Language: en
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Artists need to write, every day, to support their studio practice and careers. Working artists know this. Newly minted art graduates and emerging artists learn this the hard way--usually when a gallerist asks for basic documents like an artist resume, biography, and statement to support an upcoming exhibition! Conversational and instructive, this practical primer helps artists learn the best writing and research strategies for the documents they must craft: letters, biographies, statements, proposals, applications, wall text, and more. Kate Kramer, lecturer in critical writing at the University of Pennsylvania, aligns writing strategies with art school curriculum (foundations, topics, capstones, professional development). This is the book every artist will turn to again and again. In addition to models, templates, worksheets, and sample analyses of calls for entry, it references readily available and public resources throughout. Ultimately, this primer brings writing process into practice so the art work can continue to thrive.

The Art of Creative Writing

The Art of Creative Writing
Author: Lajos Egri
Release: 2020-12-29
Editor: Citadel Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780806541426
Language: en
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“One of the few truly helpful books on fiction writing.” —Chicago Tribune Go beyond Stephen King’s On Writing to master the fundamentals of great storytelling with this foundational guide that reveals the essential elements of what makes the best fiction. The Art of Creative Writing is a timeless testament to the power of dialogue and character development that is accessible for every level of writer from beginner to established author. As in the bestselling The Art of Dramatic Writing, still considered one of the most essential books on playwriting more than 75 years after publication, the author outlines in detail his highly acclaimed Egri Method of Creative Writing and shows how to apply it to all fiction formats—novels, short stories, and screenplays. Grounded in Egri’s assertion that “Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character,” here is concise, clear advice on the most important element of good writing: characterization. Step by step, Egri shows writers how to probe the secrets of human motivation to create flesh-and-blood characters who create suspense and conflict, and who grow emotionally under stress and strain. As practical as it is inspiring, The Art of Creative Writing remains a timeless, illuminating guide that teaches every writer, and aspiring writer, how to create works that are both compelling and enduring.

A Short Guide to Writing about Music

A Short Guide to Writing about Music
Author: Jonathan Bellman
Release: 2007
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0321187911
Language: en
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Intended for all writers on music--college through budding professional--and far more than a course textbook, this brief and inexpensive text coaches writers how to approach, research, and write about music. A Short Guide to Writing about Music is written in a clear and conversational style, and employs a variety of writing samples (both student and professional) as a means to illustrate effective writing [Publisher description]

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies

Arts Based Research Methods in Writing Studies
Author: Kate Hanzalik
Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781000352450
Language: en
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As the arts become an increasingly popular pedagogical tool in writing studies, Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies offers scholars and educators in the field ways to leverage the arts for their own scholarship through the practice of arts-based research (ABR). Tailored to the needs of writing studies scholars, this concise guide presents ways of exploring and addressing unresolved research questions from the past as well as new, pressing questions that are emerging in light of increasingly fraught and complicated current contexts. It explores motives and methods for taking up ABR, sheds light on the processes of representing research and the ethical imperative of methodological disclosure, and looks critically at the complexities of fully realizing ABR in writing studies while offering some pedagogical applications. Connecting theory to practice, this book also performs ABR through a co-created mixed-media text about the everyday and extraordinary stories woven into the fabric of new American artists’ composing processes. Arts-Based Research Methods in Writing Studies lends itself to insight that is at once personal for writing studies researchers, useful for research communities, and a catalyst for social change beyond institutional walls; as such, it will be an important resource for scholars, educators, and graduate students in writing studies and those interested in multimodal, multilingual, and translingual learning; equitable pedagogies and administrative practices; online writing instruction; transnational literacies; research methods; community-based research; and disability studies in composition.

A Short Guide to Writing about History

A Short Guide to Writing about History
Author: Richard Marius
Release: 1995
Editor: Harpercollins College Division
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0673523489
Language: en
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This text helps students get beyond merely compiling dates and facts; it teaches them how to incorporate their own ideas into their papers and to tell a story about history that interests them and their peers. Covering brief essays and the documented resource paper, the text explores the writing and researching processes, different modes of historical writing (including argument), and offers guidelines for improving style as well as documenting sources. --From publisher's description.

A Short Guide to a Happy Life

A Short Guide to a Happy Life
Author: Anna Quindlen
Release: 2001-04-01
Editor: Random House
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780375506475
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Alternate Side, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes a perfect gift for any occasion. “Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves now to live, really live . . . to love the journey, not the destination.” In this treasure of a book, Anna Quindlen, the bestselling novelist and columnist, reflects on what it takes to “get a life”—to live deeply every day and from your own unique self, rather than merely to exist through your days. “Knowledge of our own mortality is the greatest gift God ever gives us,” Quindlen writes, “because unless you know the clock is ticking, it is so easy to waste our days, our lives.” Her mother died when Quindlen was nineteen: “It was the dividing line between seeing the world in black and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on for the darkest possible reason. . . . I learned something enduring, in a very short period of time, about life. And that was that it was glorious, and that you had no business taking it for granted.” But how to live from that perspective, to fully engage in our days? In A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen guides us with an understanding that comes from knowing how to see the view, the richness in living.

Short Guide to Writing about Psychology

Short Guide to Writing about Psychology
Author: Dana Dunn
Release: 2013-11
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 129202691X
Language: en
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For psychology courses that include a writing component. Featuring the latest APA-style guidelines, this concise guide helps students master the skills and conventions they need to write well in psychology. This brief guide takes students step-by-step through the writing process--from choosing a topic, to outlining, drafting, and revising their papers, to seeking feedback from peers. In addition, it presents thorough discussions of researching psychological literature, focusing on online and database research, and presenting those findings in written and oral formats. Special attention is given to interpreting and reporting the results of statistical tests, as well as preparing data displays in tables and figures. Introducing students to all elements of professional writing in APA style, this book is a perfect supplement for courses in the social science disciplines.