Art History assignments often ask the student to study a single work of art, whereas the professional art historian rarely limits herself to a single subject in her books. An exception to this rule is Allen Lane's series Art in Context, each book of which is a comprehenisve study on single and famous work of art. For those students looking for a professional example of how an art historian would write an art history paper, these books are worth looking at.
Heller, Reinhold. Edvard Munch: The Scream. New York: Viking Press, 1973. Art Library ND773.M8H4
Hibbard, Howard. Poussin: the Holy Family on the steps. New York: Viking Press, 1974. Art Library ND553.P8H52
Powell, Nicolas. Fuseli: The Nightmare. New York: Viking Press, 1973. Art Library ND853.F85P68
Spector, Jack. Delacroix: The Death of Sardanapalus. New York: Viking Press, 1974. Art Library ND553.D33S62
Thomas, Hugh. Goya: The Third of May 1808. New York: Viking Press, 1974. Douglass Library ND813.G7T47
Series Heading: Art in context