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Research in Architecture and Design: Writing about Art and Architecture
"Writing Architecture" provides an invaluable guide for students and practitioners on how to convey the importance of architecture to those who commission it, build it, and benefit from it. Drawing on a wide range of sources and citing examples from such authors as Frank Lloyd Wright, Ada Louise Huxtable, Vincent Scully, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and today's leading designers, Wiseman analyzes basic principles of compositional structure to illustrate the most effective forms of architectural writing. Free of professional and theoretical jargon, it considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing. It integrates historical references with current practice to help students and practitioners reach their professional goals.
Introduction -- 1. Structure: Getting Your Thoughts in a Row -- 2. Standards: How to Tell Good Buildings from Bad Ones -- 3. Persuasion: Making a Point with Feeling -- 4. Criticism: Aesthetics, Analysis, and Public Service -- 5. Scholarship: Creating Meaning Over Time -- 6. Literature: The Heart of the Matter -- 7. Presentation: Showing Your Stuff -- 8. Professional Communication: Getting the Job -- Conclusion: The Writer's Role in Architecture.
How (and why) architects write -- Design journals -- History term papers -- Project descriptions -- Research reports and analyses -- Business documents -- Statements of design philosophy and manifestos -- Theses.
David Carrier examines the history and practice of art writing and reveals its importance to the art museum, the art gallery, and aesthetic theory. Artists, art historians, and art lovers alike can gain fresh insight into how written descriptions of painting and sculpture affect the experience of art. Readers will learn how their reading can determine the way they see painting and sculpture, how interpretations of art transform meaning and significance, and how much-discussed work becomes difficult to see afresh.
Introducing art history -- Formal analysis -- Contextual analysis -- Writing art history essays and papers -- Navigating art history examinations -- Art history's own history.
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan Barnet
Publication Date: 2010-01-03
This best-selling text has guided tens of thousands of art students through the writing process. 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.
Narrative -- Characters -- The world of the story -- Action and scenes -- Rhythm and beats -- Details -- The senses -- Wordplay -- Numbers -- Sentences -- Words -- Paragraphs -- Composition -- Grammar -- Editing -- Storytelling for analysis -- Questions and brainstorming -- Framing -- Making a case.
"Becoming a designer takes a huge amount of time and education. With so many skills to learn, many people never get the chance to master the one skill that can give them a real advantage in business or academia: They never learn to write well." In Writing for the Design Mind author, designer and educator Natalia Ilyin offers clear, concise, and humorous writing tips, techniques and strategies to people who have spent their lives mastering design rather than learning to write. Ilyin's book helps designers approach writing in the same ways they approach designing - teaching skills and methods through encouragement, practical exercises and visual advice. Writing well is a skill, like any other, and with this book you can learn to do it with confidence".
Umberto Eco's wise and witty guide to researching and writing a thesis, published in English for the first time. In this book the author offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis -- from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft.
Cite your Source
Cite Your Sources
You need to acknowledge any resources you used by describing them in a way so that readers can identify and find the source. Citations usually include information on who is responsible for the text, what is the name of the text, who published it, where, and when. You must include a citation when you quote the exact words of a source, paraphrase the words, or use distinctive ideas found in the source.
You can learn more about citing your sources and creating bibliographies in the library's guide Understanding Citations, which will introduce you to both print and online resources for citation management. You can also watch this video from Purdue University for more information on citations.