How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694889

Category: Academic writing

Page: 176

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"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.
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How to Write Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856696951

Category: Academic writing

Page: 184

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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.
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How to Write History that People Want to Read

Author: A. Curthoys,A. McGrath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304966

Category: History

Page: 265

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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.
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A Short Guide to Writing about Art

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321101440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

View: 7199

Discusses style in art and style in writing, helping students generate ideas for papers as well as showing them how to analyze works of art. All the fundamentals are covered, as well as the details, from drafting a paper to documenting sources to writing captions for illustrations.
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Thinking and Writing about Art History

Author: Donna K. Reid

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 43

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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.
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A World Art History and Its Objects

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271036060

Category: Art

Page: 200

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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.
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Methods and Theories of Art History

Author: Anne D'Alleva

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694179

Category: Art

Page: 186

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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.
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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

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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.
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A Short Guide to Writing about Art

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 343

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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
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Hilary Fraser

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107075750

Category: Art

Page: 254

View: 1893

Examines women's art writing in the nineteenth century, challenging the idea of art history as a masculine intellectual field.
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Foundations of Music History

Author: Carl Dahlhaus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521298902

Category: Music

Page: 177

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A study of the philosophy of music history.
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How to Write the History of the New World

Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World

Author: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746939

Category: History

Page: 450

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An Economist Book of the Year, 2001. In the 18th century, a debate ensued over the French naturalist Buffon’s contention that the New World was in fact geologically new. Historians, naturalists, and philosophers clashed over Buffon’s view. This book maintains that the “dispute” was also a debate over historical authority: upon whose sources and facts should naturalists and historians reconstruct the history of the New World and its people. In addressing this question, the author offers a strikingly novel interpretation of the Enlightenment.
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The Melancholy Art

Author: Michael Ann Holly

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691139342

Category: Art

Page: 194

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Melancholy is not only about sadness, despair, and loss. As Renaissance artists and philosophers acknowledged long ago, it can engender a certain kind of creativity born from a deep awareness of the mutability of life and the inevitable cycle of birth and death. Drawing on psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the intellectual history of the history of art, The Melancholy Art explores the unique connections between melancholy and the art historian's craft. Though the objects art historians study are materially present in our world, the worlds from which they come are forever lost to time. In this eloquent and inspiring book, Michael Ann Holly traces how this disjunction courses through the history of art and shows how it can give rise to melancholic sentiments in historians who write about art. She confronts pivotal and vexing questions in her discipline: Why do art historians write in the first place? What kinds of psychic exchanges occur between art objects and those who write about them? What institutional and personal needs does art history serve? What is lost in historical writing about art? The Melancholy Art looks at how melancholy suffuses the work of some of the twentieth century's most powerful and poetic writers on the history of art, including Alois Riegl, Franz Wickhoff, Adrian Stokes, Michael Baxandall, Meyer Schapiro, and Jacques Derrida. A disarmingly personal meditation by one of our most distinguished art historians, this book explains why to write about art is to share in a kind of intertwined pleasure and loss that is the very essence of melancholy. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Meisterwerke im Detail

Von den Anfängen bis zur Renaissance

Author: Rose-Marie Hagen,Rainer Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836515481

Category:

Page: 373

View: 6105

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Rosalind Krauss and American Philosophical Art Criticism

From Formalism to Beyond Postmodernism

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275975203

Category: Art

Page: 124

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Studies the work of the most original and influential present-day art critic, tracing her development from her formalist writings in the 1960s through the post-structuralism of the current academic climate.
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Ancient Perspectives on Egypt

Author: Roger Matthews,Cornelia Roemer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135393982

Category: Law

Page: 250

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The discipline of Egyptology has been criticised for being too insular,with little awareness of the development of archaeologies elsewhere. It has remained theoretically underdeveloped. For example the role of Ancient Egypt within Africa has rarely been considered jointly by Egyptologists and Africanists. Egypt's own view of itself has been neglected; views of it in the ancient past, in more recent times and today have remained underexposed. Encounters with Ancient Egypt is a series of eight books which addresses these issues. The books interrelate, inform and illuminate one another and will appeal to a wide market including academics, students and the general public interested in Archaeology, Egyptology, Anthropology, Architecture, Design and History. The allure of Egypt is not exclusive to the modern world. Egypt also held a fascination and attraction for people of the past. In this book, academics from a wide range of disciplines assess the significance of Egypt within the settings of its past. The chronological span is from later prehistory, through to the earliest literate eras of interaction with Mesopotamia and the Levant, the Aegean, Greece and Rome. Ancient Perspectives on Egypt includes both archaeological and documented evidence, which ranges from the earliest writing attested in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the late fourth millennium BC, to graffiti from Abydos that demonstrate pilgrimages from all over the Mediterranean world, to the views of Roman poets on the nature of Egypt. This book presents, for the first time in a single volume, a multi-faceted but coherent collection of images of Egypt from, and of, the past.
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