Emphasis on writing about art in its cultural and social context–Includes expanded treatments of feminist and multi-cultural approaches to writing.
~ Introduces students to varied ways of responding to and understanding art.
Extensive coverage of alternative media.
~ Enables students to explore photography, video, and computer environments that integrate these new forms with more traditional ones.
Clear, concise discussion of important visual elements.
~ Shows students what to look for and how to describe the formal elements they discover–such as line, shape and space, light and dark, and color.
Numerous student writing samples.
~ Offers students a user-friendly treatment demonstrating various approaches to writing about art.
One complete model essay–And four examples of others in draft form.
~ Provides students with an actual and effectively written finished product, and an understanding of how to produce one of their own.
Thirty-two illustrations–All well produced within the text.
~ Supplies students with a visually appealing book, with pictures that relate to the text.
A concise guide to usage and style.
~ Serves students with the rules and principles of good writing, and an essential and handy reference to refer back to when questions arise.
A practical, widely accessible approach.
~ Addresses the needs of students at every level of technological sophistication, from pen and paper to typewriter and word processor.