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Writing & Citations: Art
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet
Call Number: Art Reference N7476 .B37 2015 c.1-2
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).
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