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I ordered this book a few months ago, when I decided I wanted to focus my studies on the theoretical side of art. In order to start practicing my writing more seriously, and having never had any formal training, I wanted a book that could guide me in the right direction, not too advanced nor too basic, and which could be a good reference in my future academic research.
After looking around for a bit, I settled for this one, which appeared to have the most interesting contents and bes: After looking around for a bit, I settled for this one, which appeared to have the most interesting contents and best reviews. Art criticism can be a daunting subject.
Many times I've gone to an exhibition or read an art book and felt bewildered by the seeming impenetrability of the language used by the critics and art historians.
On the other end of the spectrum, I have come across texts that not only deepened my understanding of the artworks, but also made me appreciate things I would normally never cast a second glance at. Written in a concise and clear language, this book is clearly aimed at art students, and is great for those, like me, who have some kind of background in art but who are just starting to write.
The initial part of the book, which includes sections such as "Why Write about Art?
The Effect of the Museum and the Picture Book", focuses on teaching the students to look at art and to organize their thoughts, ideas and opinions, and the best way of expressing them. The author makes a point of explaining that, if your audience doesn't understand or misunderstands what you wrote, most likely the problem is in your writing.
The guidelines presented are adapted to various situations, for example, exhibition catalogs, reviews and essays. The book covers everything from giving your own opinions and having a personal style, to the specifics of looking at the different art mediums.
Towards the end, the author focuses more on the technical side of writing, including formats, language and research. It is, in short, a reference book and a how-to book combined into one. The points and guidelines presented can be applied to any kind of writing, not just art criticism.
The only complaint I have is that towards the end, the explanations about grammar, form and bibliography explanations got very heavy and the book ends on that note, which is a shame because the rest is so clear and easy to read.
Because of the density of information it took me longer than usual to read this book - two months as opposed to, say, a week granted, those two months included a trip to Paris and another to Cuba, in which I did no reading, but still. Nevertheless, I recommend this to every art student, and to everyone who wants to learn about looking at and writing about art.
I'm really happy I bought this book. It was exactly what I needed to initiate my path towards being a better writer. I plan on checking out some of the books and resources mentioned throughout this one. Kate Green Although I borrowed this book from the library hoping for help in writing critical about exhibitions and artwork it turned out instead to be an excellent little book on helping to write about art in an educational setting.
Barnet reinforces much of what anyone that has been to university should know about writing, but in an engaging and friendly way that meant the reminders were welcomed. Really easy to use, this book will arm you with transferable writing skills for a range of audiences and cre Although I borrowed this book from the library hoping for help in writing critical about exhibitions and artwork it turned out instead to be an excellent little book on helping to write about art in an educational setting.
Really easy to use, this book will arm you with transferable writing skills for a range of audiences and creative subject matters.
I'll be borrowing it again. Melanie Terry This is an amazing book and helped me raise my grades in art history papers by full letters! This book was not required, but suggested to me by a teacher, and it should totally be required.
This book is so helpful and easy to understand. It includes sections on various different types of writing assignments in regards to art. I highly recommend this book! La Lin Initially, I only managed to borrow this book as a reference for my art history class but now, if I ever find this book somewhere else, I will definitely buy it without hesitation.
So remarkably detailed and invaluable that I feel like I have learned so so much beyond expectation. Not only does Sylvan Barnet give me ways of seeing and understanding any work of art but he also reflects on some mistakes that I may stumble upon throughout the process of both amateur and professional writing, such Initially, I only managed to borrow this book as a reference for my art history class but now, if I ever find this book somewhere else, I will definitely buy it without hesitation.
Not only does Sylvan Barnet give me ways of seeing and understanding any work of art but he also reflects on some mistakes that I may stumble upon throughout the process of both amateur and professional writing, such as doing research, jotting down ideas, revising drafts, giving credits and so on.Last updated on Monday, June 2, All of the books are slowly being migrated to our new grupobittia.com you don't see what you need here, it may have been moved already.
Writing well, for O’Connor, meant pursuing “the habit of art,” a phrase she took from French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain.
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