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An essential read
on 12 November 2014
This is an extremely useful and entertaining book. The author clearly has an in depth knowledge of her subject and writes with a passion for art writing.
I have read a number of 'how to write' type books and whilst informative they are often dull. This book is not one of those at all. I found myself chuckling at some of her observations and the book sits happily as a bedtime read alongside a novel.
The sections on how to write about art in all its various forms (review, catalogue essay, gallery guides, press release) are very thorough, I felt that nothing had been overlooked. The suggested list for developing ones own contemporary art library would be really useful to anyone interested in or studying art whether or not they are a budding writer.
I think this book deserves to become essential reading for art students in the future, just as Gombrich's 'The Story of Art' has been.