Table of Contents

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Writing About Art

Chapter 2: Writing About Art: The Big Picture

Chapter 3: Formal Analysis and Style

Chapter 4:Analytical Thinking

Chapter 5: Writing A Comparison

Chapter 6: Writing an Entry in an Exhibition Catalog

Chapter 7: Writing a Review of an Exhibition

Chapter 8: Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials

Chapter 9: How to Write an Effective Essay

Chapter 10: Style in Writing

Chapter 11: Art Historical Research

Chapter 12: Some Critical Approaches

Chapter 13: Writing a Research Paper

Chapter 14: Manuscript Form

Chapter 15: Writing Essay Examinations

 

FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Writing About Art

What Is Art?

Why Write about Art?

The Imagined Reader as the Writer's Collaborator

The Functions of Critical Writing

Some Words about Critical Thinking

A Sample Critical Essay

What Is an Interpretation--and Are All interpretations Equally Valid?

Expressing Opinions: The Writer's "I"

 

Chapter 2: Writing About Art: The Big Picture

Standing Back: Kinds of Writing (Informing and Persuading)

Close-Up: Drafting the Essay

Checklist of Basic Matters

 

Chapter 3: Formal Analysis and Style   

What Formal Analysis Is

Formal Analysis Versus Description

Sample Essay: A Formal Analysis

Postscript: Thoughts about the Words “Realistic” and “Idealized”

Cautionary Words about Slides and Reproductions in Books and on the World Wide Web

 

Chapter 4: Analytical Thinking

Subject Matter and Content

Form and Content

Getting ideas for Essays: Asking Questions to Get Answers

Another Look at the Questions       

 

Chapter 5: Writing A Comparison

Comparing as a Way of Discovering

Two ways of Organizing a Comparison

Sample Essay: A Student’s Comparison

Rebecca Bedell: “John Singleson Copley’s Early Development: From Mrs. Joseph Mann to Mrs. Ezekial Goldthwait”

Checklist for Writing a Comparison

 

Chapter 6: Writing an Entry in an Exhibition Catalog

Keeping the Reader in Mind

A Sample Entry

Checklist for Writing a Catalog Entry

         

Chapter 7: Writing a Review of an Exhibition

 What a Review Is

Three Sample Reviews

 

Chapter 8: Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials

Kinds of Exhibitions

Kinds of Writing Assignments

 

Chapter 9: How to Write an Effective Essay

The Basic Strategy

Looking Closely: Approaching a First Draft

Revising: Achieving a Readable Draft

Peer Review

Preparing the Final Version

 

Chapter 10: Style in Writing

Principles of Style

Get the Right Word

Writing Effective Sentences

Write Unified and Coherent Paragraphs

A Note on Tenses

 

Chapter 11: Art Historical Research

Accounting for Taste

Historical Scholarship and Values

 

Chapter 12: Some Critical Approaches

Social History: The New Art History and Marxism

Gender Studies: Feminist Criticism and Gay and Lesbian Studies

Biographical Studies

Psychoanalytic Studies

Iconography and Iconology

 

Chapter 13: Writing a Research Paper

Primary and Secondary Materials

From Subject to Thesis

Finding the Material

Art Research and the World Wide Web

Keeping a Sense of Proportion

Reading and Taking Notes

Checklist for Note-Taking

Incorporating Your Reading into Your Thinking: The Art of Synthesis and Drafting and Revising the Paper

Checklist for Reviewing a Revised Draft of a Research Paper

 

Chapter 14: Manuscript Form

Basic Manuscript Form

Some Conventions of Language Usage

Quotations and Quotation Marks

Acknowledging Sources

Documentation

Footnotes and Endnotes: Chicago Manual Style

Chicago Manual of Style

 

Chapter 15: Writing Essay Examinations

What Examinations Are

Writing Essay Answers

Last Words