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How to write art history /

by D'Alleva, Anne.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Laurence King, 2010Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 184 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781856696951 (pbk.); 1856696952 (pbk.).Subject(s): Art -- History -- Study and teaching | Art -- History -- Authorship | Academic writing | Art -- Historiography | Art -- Historiography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Contents:
1. Introducing art history. Reading captions for information -- 2. Formal analysis. Wöfflin and formal analysis --3. Contextual analysis. Is African art anonymous? -- 4. Writing art-history papers. How many sources should I use?; If you experience writer's block; Putting together (those damned) illustrations -- 5. Navigating art-history examinations. Test-taking strategies for art-history; Participation - why bother? -- 6. Art history's own history. Excerpt from Pliny's 'Natural History'; Excerpt from Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists'; Winckelmann on the Laocoön; The feminist art-history revolution; Early art history in China -- Conclusion -- Glossary.
Review: "'How to Write Art History' enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva 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 D'Alleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. In addition, she explains the most effective methods of note-taking and outlines strategies for reviewing images essential tools when preparing for an exam. 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." -- Back cover. List(s) this item appears in: Art History and Theory 1.1
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Previous ed.: 2006.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introducing art history. Reading captions for information -- 2. Formal analysis. Wöfflin and formal analysis --3. Contextual analysis. Is African art anonymous? -- 4. Writing art-history papers. How many sources should I use?; If you experience writer's block; Putting together (those damned) illustrations -- 5. Navigating art-history examinations. Test-taking strategies for art-history; Participation - why bother? -- 6. Art history's own history. Excerpt from Pliny's 'Natural History'; Excerpt from Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists'; Winckelmann on the Laocoön; The feminist art-history revolution; Early art history in China -- Conclusion -- Glossary.

"'How to Write Art History' enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne D'Alleva 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 D'Alleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly. In addition, she explains the most effective methods of note-taking and outlines strategies for reviewing images essential tools when preparing for an exam. 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." -- Back cover.

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