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Talk to Barb Prior, the Art Librarian, if you have questions about terminology, using evidence, or what is generally considered appropriate when writing about art.
Writing & Citations: Art
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by
Call Number: Art Reference N7476 .B37 2015 c.1-2
Publication Date: 2014
How to write a visual (a.k.a. formal) analysis, research papers, critical essays as well as exhibition catalogues, reviews, and opinion pieces. Also addresses using Marxist, Feminist, biographical, psychoanalytic, or iconographical interpretations. Page 309 explains how to cite illustrations (through caption).
Writing About Art
Text supporting her course by the same name taught at The City College of New York.
Visual Literacy by
Call Number: Art Reference N7476 .T83 2002
Publication Date: 2001
Writing visual/formal analyses. Essay writing strategies. Citation guidelines online resources. Theoretical approaches including biographical, psychoanalytic, formalist, Marxist, Feminist, Postcolonial, structuralist, poststructuralist, semiotic and iconographic.
Researching Authors & Scholars
Literature Resource Center
Full-text database that includes author biographies and work overviews, literary criticism, and indexed books, essays, and articles on world literature.
Marquis Who's Who (1985 to date)
Includes: Who's Who in America Who's Who in the World Who's Who in American History Who's Who in American Art Who's Who in American Politics.
The Writing Center
Writing Associates (WAs) offer assistance with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming through final editing. We help define an appropriate topic, organize material, analyze drafts for strengths and weaknesses, develop research strategies, and document sources. WAs are students with lots of writing experience who have been trained in the techniques of effective tutoring.
Location: Mudd Library, 101A -- in the Academic Commons.