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A short guide to writing about Art

Barnet, S, 2005, A short guide to writing about Art, Pearson/Longman, New York.

Recommended by the Faculty of Art and Design, this book offers practical advice on approaches to art analysis and writing style, and provides guidance on writing different types of assignments including comparisons, essays, research papers and examinations. It contains a range of sample essays and includes images, an index and a chapter on basic academic conventions.

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Artspeak

Atkins, R, 1997, Artspeak, Abbeville Press, New York.

Subtitled: 'A guide to contemporary ideas, movements and buzzwords, 1945 to the present', albeit with a northern American focus. This text introduces you to some of the specialised vocabulary of the art world. It identifies and defines terminology for understanding art since 1945 and contains short commentaries on art movements, art forms, artists and critical terms arranged alphabetically. Most entries are divided into Who, When, Where and What categories and contain cross references.

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The art of writing about Art

Hudson, S and Noonan-Morrissey, N, 2002, The art of writing about Art, Harcourt, Orlando.

This comprehensive text focuses on the process of writing about art with a particular focus on the language and structure of the art assignment. It contains exercises, sample essays, templates for research, guides to a range of assignment types (including formal analysis, expository essays, argumentative essays, exhibition reviews and research papers) and a 'handbook' of basic grammar and writing style. It is recommended for students wishing to improve their written expression.

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Writing about Art

Hirsh, EP, 1996, Writing about Art, Longman Australia, Melbourne.

This book guides you through the processes of thinking and writing about art, with an emphasis of the importance of such writing in terms of developing an appreciation and understanding of art both culturally and personally. It considers types of essay questions about art, discusses researching and writing these essays and highlights the 'intrinsic links between producing and writing about art'.

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