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Look! : the fundamentals of art history

This handbook is designed to accompany the major textbooks used in the art history survey, presenting various methods for analysis of art as well as extensive tips on writing about art. Professor Anne D Alleva created this handbook to accompany the major textbooks used in art history survey courses. Because the main survey texts focus on the artworks themselves, she saw the need for a complementary handbook that introduces students to the methodologies of art history in an open, accessible way. Look! discusses basic art historical practices, such as visual and contextual analysis, and provides guidelines for writing papers and taking examinations in art history. It provides a short history of the discipline and provides links to related academic disciplines to provide students with a sense of intellectual context for their work. --
Print Book, English, ©2010
Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., ©2010
184 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
9780205768714, 0205768717
Introducing art history
Formal analysis
Contextual analysis
Writing art
history papers
Navigating art
history examinations
Art history's own history