A Short Guide to Writing About Art 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.
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.