The points and guidelines presented can be applied to any kind of writing, not just art criticism. After looking around for a bit, I settled for this one, which appeared to have the most interesting contents and best reviews.
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. I ordered this book a few months ago, when I decided I wanted to focus my studies on the theoretical side of art.
The initial part of the book, which includes sections such as "Why Write about Art? After looking around for a bit, I settled for this one, which appeared to have the most interesting contents and bes Background: The book covers everything from giving your own opinions and having a personal style, to the specifics of looking at the different art mediums.
Nov 10, Sofia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nevertheless, I recommend this to every art student, and to everyone who wants to learn about looking at and writing about art. 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.
Towards the end, the author focuses more on the technical side of writing, including formats, language and research. 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.
It was exactly what I needed to initiate my path towards being a better writer. 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.
Art criticism can be a daunting subject.
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.
I plan on checking out some of the books and resources mentioned throughout this one. The guidelines presented are adapted to various situations, for example, exhibition catalogs, reviews and essays. 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.
It is, in short, a reference book and a how-to book combined into one.A short guide to writing about art by Sylvan Barnet () flag Like · see review Oct 27, LemontreeLime marked it as to-read · review of another edition/5.
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