The best-selling guide to writing
about art

Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to
Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of
writing about art. Students are shown how to analyze pictures
(drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture,
and are prepared with the tools they need to present their ideas
through effective writing. Coverage of essential writing
assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper,
review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th
edition is a chapter on “Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text
Panels and Other Materials.”

MySearchLab is a part of the Barnet program.
Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals,
helps students master basic writing skills. To provide students
with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using
the free Pearson eText app.
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