An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History enables students to get the most from their art history course In a clear and engaging style, Anne D Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy The book introduces two basic art historical methods formal analysis and contextual analysis and this second edition provides evenstep by step guidance about how these methods can be used in class discussion and in writing essays and papers The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process D Alleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline. Some time ago I read Anne D Allevas Methods Theories of Art History and was quite impressed by her knowledge and her ability to convey difficult theories and methods to the reader in a simple and understandable way Hence, I also bought How to Write Art History in order to pick up about what D Alleva had to say about her profession.For art students, How to Write Art History must be a treasure trove Here they will learn the tools of the trade that will make them pass their exams and perhaps with good marks too As for myself being a pensioner I really enjoyed reading the chapters about formal analysis, art and context and art history s own history For me this reading constituted a welcome and necessary repetition of old knowledge The chapters dealing with writing of essays and papers I mostly browsed through, but I will return to them later to read many paragraphs closely when it is my turn to write about art in one way or other. Bought this as a recommendation together with The Story of Art Gombrich , excellent deal, bought it for my daughter who is doing History of Art A level, 2 happy customers Clear and concise excellent book for all students Easy to read with minimal jargon
- How to Write Art History 2nd Ed.
- Anne D'Alleva
- 15 June 2019 Anne D'Alleva