How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694889

Category: Academic writing

Page: 176

View: 2036

"An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History, will enable students to get the most from their art history course. Anne D'Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy." --Book Jacket.

How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856696951

Category: Academic writing

Page: 184

View: 4980

Enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne DAlleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy. The book introduces two basic art historical methods - formal analysis and contextual analysis - revealing how to use these methods in writing papers and in class discussion. The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process DAlleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.

How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author: A. Curthoys,A. McGrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304966

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 1098

Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

Art History and Visual Studies in Europe

Transnational Discourses and National Frameworks

Author: Matthew Rampley,Thierry Lenain,Hubert Locher

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004218777

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 5425

This book undertakes a critical survey of art history across Europe, examining the recent conceptual and methodological concerns informing the discipline as well as the political, social and ideological factors that have shaped its development in specific national contexts.

A World Art History and Its Objects

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036060

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 5417

Is writing a world art history possible? Does the history of art as such even exist outside the Western tradition? Is it possible to consider the history of art in a way that is not fundamentally Eurocentric? In this highly readable and provocative book, David Carrier, a philosopher and art historian, does not attempt to write a world art history himself. Rather, he asks the question of how an art history of all cultures could be written—or whether it is even possible to do so. He also engages the political and moral issues raised by the idea of a multicultural art history. Focusing on a consideration of intersecting artistic traditions, Carrier negotiates the way meaning and understanding shift or are altered when a visual object from one culture, for example, is inserted into the visual tradition of another culture. A World Art History and Its Objects proposes the use of temporal narrative as a way to begin to understand a multicultural art history.

Thinking and Writing about Art History

Author: Donna K. Reid

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 43

View: 2789

The book is designed to provide you with the tools to be a successful student of art history. The book is divided into four parts. The first is concerned with what art history is and approaches that can be used in thinking about the history of art. The second part is concerned with researching and writing about art history. Sample student essays, the third part, presents several student essays and a research paper with comments. The fourth part, Selected Glossaries, defines terms that students often find challenging in their reading.

A Short Guide to Writing about Art

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art criticism

Page: 366

View: 5097

This book is intended for art courses where there is a writing component. Would you like your students to have the tools to write confidently about art? 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. This text includes: Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, essay examination; Clear step-by-step writing instructions guide students though the research and writing processes, showing students how to use the terminology of art history, and how to cite sources, solve issues of style, and use proper manuscript form; Sample essays, with analytic comments by the author, demonstrate the strengths of effective writing. - Publisher.

Sieben Tage in der Kunstwelt

Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104001030

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 944

Was Robert Altmans Film »Prêt-à-Porter« für die Modewelt war, ist Sarah Thorntons Buch für die Welt des riesigen Boom-Marktes der Gegenwartskunst: Nach welchen Regeln funktioniert sie? Wer entscheidet, welcher Künstler einer der ganz großen (und ganz teuren) wird? Was treibt die Sammler, die Galeristen – und was bedeutet all das für die Kunst und die Künstler selbst? Mit dem Handwerkszeug einer Ethnologin erkundet Sarah Thornton diese einzigartige Welt aus Kreativität, Geschmack und Macht, aus Status, Hoffnung, Geld und Intrigen. Sie hat mit über 250 Insidern, Künstlern, Galeristen, Kritikern, Kuratoren und Sammlern gesprochen und ist als kritische Beobachterin für eine Zeit selbst Teil der Kunstwelt geworden. Ihr Buch schildert lebensprall und gespickt mit intelligentem Klatsch und Tratsch die Menschen und Instituitionen, die die Kunstgeschichte der Zukunft schreiben.

The Invention of Art History in Ancient Greece

Religion, Society and Artistic Rationalisation

Author: Jeremy Tanner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521846145

Category: Art

Page: 331

View: 8031

The ancient Greeks developed their own very specific ethos of art appreciation, advocating a rational involvement with art. This book explores why the ancient Greeks started to write art history and how the writing of art history transformed the social functions of art in the Greek world. It looks at the invention of the genre of portraiture and the social uses to which portraits were put in the city state. Later chapters explore how artists sought to enhance their status by writing theoretical treatises and producing works of art intended for purely aesthetic contemplation, which ultimately gave rise to the writing of art history and to the development of art collecting. The study, which is illustrated throughout and draws on contemporary perspectives in the sociology of art, will prompt the student of classical art to rethink fundamental assumptions about Greek art and its cultural and social implications.

How To Research, Write and Publish an Art History Book in American Art

Author: Diane Elizabeth Kelleher

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463468008

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 6651

As the title suggests, this book concerns the art and life of the world's only "American Linear Impressionist", Lilian Westcott Hale. Born in Connecticut in 1881, Hale was educated primarily at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and lived for many years in nearby Dedham, moving to Charlottesville, Virginnia after the death of her beloved educator, art critic, author, and painter husband, Philip Leslie Hale. A woman, Hale far outpaced the success of many men, including her husband. During her early decades of activity, Hale garnered innumerable national awards, accolades, and prizes, and international acclaim for her oil portraits of children, women in interiors, and charoal sketches of snowy landscapes, all created in an Impressionist style utilizing only vertical strokes. Hale was the originator and sole practitioner of a technique which paradoxically used line in an Impressionist manner. While her classic art fell out of favor during the Modernist 1940s, it is now once again very much in vogue.


Kunst verstehen

Author: Stephen Little

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896603791


Page: 159

View: 6948

Methods and Theories of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694179

Category: Art

Page: 186

View: 7005

This is an analysis of complex forms of art history. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives. The book begins by introducing the concept of theory and explains why it is important to the practice of art history.

A Short Guide to Writing about Art

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 343

View: 2791

Key Benefit:A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Eighth Edition,the best-selling book of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing.Key Topics:This concise yet thorough guide to "seeing and saying" addresses a wealth of fundamental matters, such as distinguishing between description and analysis, writing a comparison, using peer review, documenting sources, and editing the final essay.Market:This book is a perfect complement to any art course where writing is involved

The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857

Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public

Author: Elizabeth A. Pergam

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409418306

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 8250

An overdue study of a groundbreaking event, this is the first book-length examination of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. The book examines aesthetic, social, and economic issues of the day, and follows the Exhibition's reverberations in the development of art history and museum practices to the present day. A complete list of the exhibited works that are now in public collections throughout the world is also included.

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries

The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1564747085

Category: Reference

Page: 220

View: 2827

This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writers-and readers-of historical mysteries. Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume.

Our Beautiful, Dry, and Distant Texts

Art History as Writing

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415926638

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 6490

Our Beautiful, Dry, and Distant Texts examines art historical writing as an expressive medium, capable of emotion and reflection - and therefore deserving of serious consideration for its own sake, as the testament of art history and of individual historians. Elkins asks such questions as: How do various art historical approaches represent works of art? What can they see, and what must they miss? And what insight does such writing offer us about ourselves? Drawing on analyses of texts by Derrida, Deleuze and other leading critics, as well as illustrations of artworks from various cultures, Elkins constructs an eloquent plea for circumspection in the entire endeavour of trying to force images into words and in the curious vocation of writing the history of art.