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PART I. ELEMENTS OF VISUAL ANALYSIS Chapter 1 Responding to Art: Visual Literacy and the Practice of Writing Writing Assignment: Journal Responses to a Work of Art Visual Memory and Visual Literacy Observations and Questions The Art History Context Intertextuality The Comparative Method Medium Genre Iconography Moving from Observation to Interpretation Research and Connoisseurship WORKS CITED AND SUGGESTED READING Chapter 2 “Intelligent Seeing”: Description and Analysis of Form Writing Assignment: Formal Analysis of a Work of Art The Visual Elements Line, Shape, Mass and Volume Color and Value Texture Spatial Depth, Perspective, and Scale Time and Motion Principles of Design Unity and Variety Balance Scale and Proportion Rhythm, Movement and Tension Using Description to Support a Thesis Writing Formal Analyses Reviewing and Revising Your Impressions WORKS CITED AND SUGGESTED READING Chapter 3 On Site: Art and Architecture in Social Contexts Writing Assignment: Contextual Analysis of a Work of Art Site as Context: The Rock Garden at Ryoan-ji Subject Matter, Function, and Form: The Beaune Altarpiece Historical Context: Main Entrance and Floorplan, Metropolitan Museum of Art Patrons, Performers, and Audience: A Mende Helmet Mask WORKS CITED AND SUGGESTED READING Chapter 4 The Museum as Context: Display and Representation Writing Assignment: Analysis of an Exhibition Fine Art Display: A Mende Mask at the Metropolitan Museum Formalist Display: Bamana Masks at the Barnes Foundation Updated Ethnographic Display: A Baule Mask at the Museum for African Art Artist’s Installation: Fred Wilson’s Installation at the Seattle Art Museum Continuing Controversies Writing Assignment: Position Paper on a Current Museum Controversy What Is Exhibited? Who Is Represented? Who Owns the Object? WORKS CITED AND SUGGESTED READING CONCLUSIONS TO PART I: ELEMENTS OF VISUAL ANALYSIS PART II. ESSAY WRITING STRATEGIES Chapter 5 Planning and Developing an Essay Case Study: Contextual Analysis of a Work of Art Recording Impressions Freewriting Browsing: Conducting Preliminary Research Narrowing the Topic and Formulating a Thesis Outlining: Mapping Your Route through the Essay Drafting the Essay Composing an Introduction Developing Conclusions Student Essay: “Reading a Mughal Miniature,” by Mahwash Shoaib (MLA documentation style) Incorporating Research in Your Essay Chapter 6 Structuring an Essay Case Study: Formal Analysis and Comparison/Contrast Student Essay: “The Private Made Public: Goya’s Josefa Castilla Portugal de Garcini y Wanabrok,” by Baz Dreisinger (Chicago Manual documentation style) Linking with Transitional Words and Phrases Structuring with Topic Sentences Organizing Description and Formal Analysis Structuring Comparison/Contrast Unifying Verb Tense Unifying Tone and Diction Chapter 7 Revising an Essay Case Study: Exhibition Catalogue (A Group Project) Re-examining the Thesis Rewriting Paragraphs Revising the Essay Structure Reviewing Your Use of Sources Revisiting Sentences Chapter 8 Editing an Essay: Grammar, Punctuation, Usage Editing for Consistency Subject/Pronoun Agreement Subject/Verb Agreement Parallel Structure Reviewing Word Order Misplaced Modifiers Dangling Modifiers Split Infinitives Punctuation Problems and Solutions Apostrophe for Possessives Misused Commas Usage: Commonly Confused Words Manuscript Mechanics, from The Art Bulletin Style Guide Titles Numerals Capitalization Spelling and Hyphenation Abbreviations Italics Quotations Usage A Note on Captions CONCLUSIONS TO PART II: ESSAY WRITING STRATEGIES PART III. RESEARCH AND CRITICAL METHODS Chapter 9 Researching and Documenting an Essay Case Study: Reception History of a Work of Art Online Research Visiting the Public Library Online Primary and Secondary Sources A Word of Caution on Using Internet Sources Museum Web Sites Using the Online Catalog in Your School Library Searching the Stacks Consulting Art Periodical Indices The Art Index and the BHA Locating Articles and Taking Notes General Reference Works Visiting Specialized Libraries Documenting Sources What to Document Why and How to Document Chicago Manual of Style Format Footnotes and Endnotes Footnote Citations for Books, Dissertations, and Theses Footnote Citations for Articles in Journals and Newspapers Footnote Citations for Interviews, Correspondence, and Internet Sources Bibliography or Works Cited Bibliographic Citations for Books, Dissertations, and Theses Bibliographic Citations for Articles in Journals and Newspapers Bibliographic Citations for E-Mail and Internet Sources Art Bulletin Style Text References, Footnotes, and Frequently Cited Sources MLA Style Chapter 10 Critical Perspectives: On Women of Algiers in Their Apartment by Eugène Delacroix Case Study: Critical Approaches to a Work of Art Biographical Studies From “The Life and Work of Eugène Delacroix,” by Charles Baudelaire Psychoanalytic Approaches Formalism From Eugène Delacroix, by Barthe;le;my Jobert The Social History of Art Marxist Theory “About Critical Reception: Women of Algiers,” by Ve;ronique Chagnon-Burke Gender Studies, Feminist Criticism, Gay and Lesbian Studies, and Queer Theory Postcolonial Theory ‘Passivity and Politics in Delacroix’s Women of Algiers,” by Joan DelPlato Structuralism, Semiotic Theory, and Iconographic Analysis Poststructuralism Pablo Picasso’s Women of Algiers, After Delacroix Assia Djebar’s Women of Algiers in Their Apartment Houria Niati’s No to Torture Shirin Neshat’s Rapture WORKS CITED AND SUGGESTED READING CONCLUSIONS TO PART III: RESEARCH AND CRITICAL METHODS