How to Write Art History



ISBN: 9781856696951 Category:

Anne D'Alleva


An invaluable handbook, How to Write Art History enables students to get the most from their art history course. In a clear and engaging style, Anne D’Alleva empowers readers to approach their coursework with confidence and energy.

The book introduces two basic art historical methods – formal analysis and contextual analysis – and this second edition provides even more step-by-step guidance about how these methods can be used in class discussion and in writing essays and papers. The common strengths and weaknesses of an art history essay are highlighted by using real examples of written work, and at each stage of the writing process D’Alleva offers valuable advice on developing an argument convincingly.

Providing a fascinating view of the study of art history within its historical context, this book will be particularly helpful for those considering a career in this rewarding discipline.

Additional information

Weight 359 g
Dimensions 13.8 x 21 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 25 June 2010
Number of pages 184
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.8 x 21 cm
Weight 359 g


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Anne D'Alleva is Associate Professor of Art History and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Arts of the Pacific Islands and Methods and Theories of Art History.