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Writing About Art
Use these guides to help you learn how to write about art. As you begin writing, consider using a research calculator to give you an action plan and target due dates.
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by
Call Number: N7476 .B37 2011 Reference
Publication Date: 2010-01-03
This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. 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.
Writing about Art by
Call Number: N7476 .M86 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-11
Writing About Art was written as the text for a course of the same name required of all art majors at The City College of New York. The book explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes. Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis and briefly explains its history and development. Passages by well-known art historians provide examples of each method. Sample essays by students are accompanied by extensive explanations of suggested revisions. The book also includes a step-by-step guide to researching art historical topics and a section about correctly citing sources.
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It is important to fully and accurately document the sources you use for your paper. You may use Art Bulletin or Chicago style.
Issues of Art Bulletin are available on the lower level in the bound periodical stacks.(see map).
There is an online version of the Chicago Manual of Style as well as print copies kept behind the Circulation Desk. Some examples of citing sources in Chicago style are located at Citation Tools: Chicago Style Guide
You can also use RefWorks which formats citations in the Chicago style and Art Bulletin (among many others).First time users need to set up an account.