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How to Write About Contemporary Art by Gilda Williams is the definitive guide to writing, engagingly about the art of our time.

Invaluable for students, art professionals and other aspiring writers, How to Write About Contemporary Art first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content, from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language. Brimming with practical tips that range across the complete spectrum of art-writing, the second part of the book is organised around its specific forms, including academic essays; press releases and news articles; texts for auction and exhibition catalogues, gallery guides and wall labels; op-ed journalism and exhibition reviews; and writing for websites and blogs.

Supplemented by a general bibliography, advice on the use and misuse of grammar and tips on how to construct your own contemporary art library, How to Write About Contemporary Art is the essential handbook for all those interested in communicating about the art of today.

  • Published by Thames and Hudson Ltd
  • Published 1 September 2014
  • 264 pages
  • Softcover


Gilda Williams is a contemporary art critic, editor and teacher. She is a lecturer on the MFA in Curating programme, Goldsmiths College, and Sotheby's Institute of Art. She is London correspondent for Artforum magazine and a member of the International Association of Art Critics.