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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 70 new and published textbooks in the subject of Art & Visual Culture — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Textbooks

  1. Photography: A Critical Introduction

    5th Edition

    Edited by Liz Wells

    Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Law for Artists

    Copyright, the obscene and all the things in between

    By Blu Tirohl

    Written especially for professional artists and those studying the visual arts, Law for Artists is an accessible guide to those aspects of law that impact on artists and their work. It encompasses a comprehensive range of creative practices including fine art, photography, the graphic and plastic...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Designing Sustainability

    Making radical changes in a material world

    By Stuart Walker

    What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on the arguments first advanced in his widely...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Learning to Look at Sculpture

    By Mary Acton

    Learning to Look at Sculpture is an accessible guide to the study and understanding of three dimensional art. Sculpture is all around us: in public parks, squares, gardens and railway stations, as part of the architecture of buildings, or when used in commemoration and memorials and can even be...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Fashion Theory

    An Introduction

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. History of Art

    A Student's Handbook, 5th Edition

    By Marcia Pointon

    This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art. Marcia Pointon conveys the excitement of Art History as a multi-faceted discipline addressing...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

    Design Journeys, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Fletcher

    Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it...

    Published January 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Collage and Architecture

    By Jennifer A.E. Shields

    Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Fashion Cultures Revisited

    Theories, Explorations and Analysis, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson

    Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Design Student's Handbook

    Your Essential Guide to Course, Context and Career

    By Jane Bartholomew, Steve Rutherford

    What is design? What are the main design disciplines, and how do they interrelate? How does design theory and context help you improve your studio work? What do you need to know by the end of your course to get a good career? What can you do to become a knowledgeable designer and improve your...

    Published July 11th 2013 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Textbooks

  1. The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines
    Edited by Sandria Freitag
    To Be Published April 7th 2015
  2. Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices
    By Tim Stott
    To Be Published April 8th 2015
  3. Herbert Read and Selected Works
    By Herbert Read
    To Be Published April 12th 2015
  4. Aesthetics of Absence: Texts on Theatre
    By Heiner GoebbelsEdited by Jane Collins, Nicole Gronemeyer
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  5. Event Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde
    By Dorita Hannah
    To Be Published April 15th 2015

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