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I hope the material in this guide helps you with your coursework in Islamic Art and Architecture. Some pages include basic information about using the Rutgers University Libraries as well as suggested sources and examples of search terms to start you on your research journey.
This guide is a constant work in progress. I welcome your suggestions about additional resources and organizing the pages here to make your research more effective. Please contact me any time with questions about research, or you can call the Dana Library Reference Desk during their listed hours of operation.
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Writing about Art - Books in other Rutgers Libraries
Principles of Art History Writing by David CarrierPrinciples of Art History Writing traces the changes in the way in which writers about art represent the same works. These differ in such deep ways as to raise the question of whether those at the beginning of the process even saw the same things as those at the end did. Carrier uses four case studies to identify and explain changing styles of restorations and the history of interpretations of selected works by Piero, Caravaggio, and van Eyck.
Call Number: N380.C37 1991
Publication Date: 1991-04-26
Writing about Art - Books in the Dana Library
A Short Guide to Writing about Art by Sylvan BarnetThe best-selling guide to writing about art, Sylvan Barnet's A Short Guide to Writing About Art guides students through every aspect of writing about art. 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. Coverage of essential writing assignments includes formal analysis, comparison, research paper, review of an exhibition, and essay examination. New to the 11th edition is a chapter on "Virtual Exhibitions: Writing Text Panels and Other Materials."
Call Number: N7476.B37 2015
Publication Date: 2014-01-15
The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Staff (Editor)**The 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been superseded by the 17th edition.** While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Style is the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manual continues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the book--including a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters.