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Mapping the intelligence of artistic work:
an explorative guide to making, thinking and writing
This book introduces multiple skill sets to stimulate creative thinking, raising connections to the surface by creating visual maps of interconnecting links. It is a book supportive of the making process, an invaluable tool for anyone interested in articulating the layers of meaning embedded in the process of making.
A short guide to writing about art
This guide offers several approaches to organizing one's ideas when writing about art.
Visual literacy: writing about art
Visual Literacy acquaints the reader with the critical issues that shape the discipline of art and teaches them to write about art from a variety of scholarly and rhetorical perspectives. It includes tips on how to approach assignments by the formal analysis of a work of art, a contextual analysis, and an analysis of an exhibition.
Words fail me: what everyone who writes should know about writing
Words Fail Me is a very readable guide to the process of writing. Topics include: defining one's subject & audience, getting organized, making revisions, and finishing.
Writing for the visual arts
From the book's preface:"As beginning artists, you probably don't realize the amount of writing you will have to produce: grant proposals, resumes, letters of application, descriptions of your work, and so on. Your art, in itself, will not always speak for you. Our purpose in this handbook is to help you the evolving artist, learn to articulate your concepts and ideas, and also to argue for and earn your place in the world of art."
Writing with sources: a guide for students
Developed for Harvard University's Expository Writing Program, Writing with Sources describes the main principles and methods of integrating and citing sources in scholarly work, and provides cogent guidance on avoiding the misuse of sources.