An elegant and humorous book about good writing much of the advice is valid for subjects well beyond contemporary art williams instructs on art writing in the variety of forms ranging from exhibition wall label to auction catalogue entry to op ed art journalism. In her new book how to write about contemporary art london based artforum correspondent gilda williams illuminates contemporary art writing providing insight into what we write about when we write about art williams tracks trends that show art writing moving away from so called international art english toward a more direct style of prose . How to write about contemporary art is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time invaluable for students arts professionals and other aspiring writers the book first navigates readers through the key elements of style and content from the aims and structure of a piece to its tone and language. Gilda williams born 1963 is an art critic editor and teacher lecturer at goldsmiths university of london from 1994 to 2005 she was editor and then commissioning editor at phaidon press from 1994 to 2005 she was editor and then commissioning editor at phaidon press. I met dr gilda williams writer and art critic art forum correspondent in london and author of the 2014 book how to write about contemporary art for a conversation on the ambiguous nature of art writing today
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