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Writing for the Visual Arts

Writing for the Visual Arts
Author: Mashey Bernstein - George Yatchisin
ISBN 13: 9780130225481
ISBN 10: 130225487
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 149
List Price: $62.60

Written in a reader-friendly style, Writing for the Visual Arts offers a comprehensive and concise methodology for the writing that students and those entering the professional world encounter; academic papers, résumés, letters of application, manifestos, press releases, and grants. Vivid examples help the student through the writing process.


Bernstein and Yatchisin (both of U. of California, Santa Barbara) have packed much information into this readable, slim volume that will be immensely useful to undergraduate art and art history students who are learning to write meaningfully about art. The text uses many examples of good and bad writing by way of illustration to the various crucial aspects of writing a successful academic paper. Subsequent chapters teach how to write about one's own art; how to revise and peer review; and how to write a r<'e>sum<'e>, a letter of application, an art manifesto, a press release, and grants and proposals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)