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Writing About Art, Second Edition

Writing About Art, Second Edition
Henry M Sayre
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 : Prentice-Hall, Inc.,
N7476 .S29 1995

Updated throughout, Writing About Art, Second Edition, continues to prepare students for written description and interpretation of art. An ideal complement to any Art History survey or period text, this book utilizes a step-by-step process-from choosing your piece to preparing the final essay. Author Henry M. Sayre includes one complete model essay and four examples of others in draft form to help students select the important visual aspects of a particular work. In addition, writing samples from actual students demonstrate alternative approaches to writing about art.

Topics include:

  • Choosing Images: How to Select the Works of Art You Plan to Write about
  • Using Visual Information: What to Look for and How to Describe What You See
  • Responding to the Verbal Frame: Where Else to Look for Help in Understanding What You See
  • Working with Words and Images: The Process of Writing about What You See

In addition, the appendix presents a short guide to usage and style. Writing About Art, Second Edition, addresses the needs of students working at every level of technological sophistication-from pen and paper to typerwiter and word processor.

Quoted from dustjacket.