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The critique handbook: the art student's sourcebook and survival guide

The critique handbook: the art student's sourcebook and survival guide

Buster, Kendall; Crawford, Paula

The critique is central to all art programmes. This textbook covers all topics relating to art criticism for both beginners and more experienced students

Paperback, Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published Boston, [Mass.; London: Prentice Hall, 2010.
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  • University Library – Earliest copy due back 19th March

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    12028967 FIRST FLOOR 701.18/BUS Standard Due back 19th March


Statement of responsibility: Kendall Buster and Paula Crawford
ISBN: 0205708110, 9780205708116
Note: Previous ed.: Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 145 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Art criticism.; Art and Design.


  1. Preface
  2. Section I: Framing the Discussion
  3. Chapter One: Formal Matters
  4. Chapter Two: The Story It Tells
  5. Chapter Three: Making and Taking
  6. Chapter Four: The Work in the World
  7. Section II: Having the Discussion
  8. Chapter Five: Critique Dynamics
  9. Chapter Six: Critique Preparation and Exercises


This unique textbook is an invaluable tool for students in any art course requiring critiques.  The Critique Handbook is an excellent resource both for beginners and more experienced students.


This text was written to address an existing gap in text offerings for art students.  Although the critique is central to all art programs, there have been no textbooks or comprehensive guides to help students navigate the critique process.     The Critique Handbook fills the need for such a book.