A thousand words for your pictures
March 11, 2013 9:16 PM Subscribe
Help me find excellent writing about visual arts.
posted by man down under to writing & language (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have an English student that is very bright and has excellent ideas, but they are a very visual learner. They really struggle to put their ideas into words, and the kinds of language they tend to use suggest to me that they can visualise the answer but their words fail.
With that in mind I would like to show this student examples of excellent writing from people that are obviously strong in their appreciation of visuals (a strong visual aesthetic sense, I guess), who also have an excellent way with words.
I imagine something like a writer that reviews the aesthetics of fashion, architecture, graphic design, dance, or any other heavily visual creative art. Web-based would be preferable to magazine subscriptions.
My hope is that encouraging them to read more writing in this style will help quicken the synapses between words and images in their mind, and hopefully give them a style to emulate that they can more readily connect with.
I'll also read with interest any suggestions fellow English teachers have for making 'picture smart' kids more 'word smart.'