I. THINKING ABOUT ART HISTORY. What is Art History? Why Study Art History? Getting Started. Understanding and Analyzing a Work of Art. Describing a Work of Art. Purposes of Art. Describing Style. Interpretive Approaches in Art History. Art Criticism. II. RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN ART HISTORY. Introduction. Determining the Type of Essay. Choosing a Topic. Locating Information. Resources. Search Strategies. Evaluating Sources. Working with Sources. Writing the Essay. An Essay Revision Checklist. The Principles of Using Sources. Proofreading Hints. Answering Essay Examination Questions. III. SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAYS. A Formal Research Paper. An Art Criticism Essay. An Informal Response Essay. Three Essays on the Same Topic. Comments on the Student Essays. IV. SELECTED GLOSSARIES. Selected Materials and Processes of the Visual Arts. Some Art Historical Terms.
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For undergraduate courses in Art History. Ideal as a reference or supplement. Designed to provide students with the tools necessary to launch a successful study of art history, this succinct and accessible guide offers a practical introduction to the methodology of art history and an overview of writing in the discipline. Helping students to think as art historians, this Third Edition teaches how to ask questions and how to answer them, and challenges students to seek new insights through their readings, discussions, and written work. Parts of the Art Basics series provide students with high quality books at an affordable cost. (source: Nielsen Book Data)