This book will guide you through a variety of writing situations surrounding contemporary art. It will also introduce you to some of the pitfalls (international art English for one) and provide you with a good list of books to include in your library on contemporary art.
The double edges sword is advises such as - saving cleverly worded thoughts or expressions to have as a bag of magic when you write. An advice that could land you in trouble if writing a paper that will go through a compu... Läs hela recensionen
'An illuminating, engaging and urgent guide to contemporary art-writing. Essential reading for arts students invaluable for anyone involved in the art world' - Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-Director, Serpentine Gallery 'Williamss methodology is flawless ... gives insight to the inner workings of very different industries: academia, auction houses and mainstream and professional press' - frieze 'Will become a standard text for anyone studying or interested in critical writing and the very vexed subject of writing about art' - Michael Bracewell, critic and novelist 'Fantastic a must-read for every writer, reader, artist and designer' - Fullscream.com 'Thrillingly clear beautifully formed ... an incisive manual for clarity of thought. This guide could as easily apply to writing (and indeed thinking on any creative endeavour Essential!' - Dressing the Air.com 'A thoroughly sensible and accessible guide to writing that could almost be applied to any subject' - ArtBookReview.net
Gilda Williams is a contemporary art critic, editor and teacher. She is a lecturer on the MFA in Curating programme, Goldsmiths College, and Sothebys Institute of Art. She is London correspondent for Artforum magazine and a member of the International Association of Art Critics.
Introduction Section 1. The Job Why Write about Contemporary Art? Section 2. The Practice How to Write about Contemporary Art Section 3. The Ropes How to Write Contemporary Art Formats