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Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies


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This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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The Arabesque from Kant to Comics

The Arabesque from Kant to Comics

1st Edition

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By Cordula Grewe
August 26, 2021

The Arabesque from Kant to Comics tracks the life and afterlife of the arabesque in its surprising transformation from an iconoclastic literary theory of early German Romanticism to aesthetic experimentation in both avant-garde art and popular culture. Its explosive growth in popularity was ...

A History of Solar Power Art and Design

A History of Solar Power Art and Design

1st Edition

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By Alex Nathanson
July 30, 2021

This book examines the history of creative applications of photovoltaic (PV) solar power, including sound art, wearable technology, public art, industrial design, digital media, building integrated design, and many others. The growth in artists and designers incorporating solar power into their ...

Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art Poetic Cartography

Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art: Poetic Cartography

1st Edition

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By Simonetta Moro
July 30, 2021

Mapping Paradigms in Modern and Contemporary Art defines a new cartographic aesthetic, or what Simonetta Moro calls carto-aesthetics, as a key to interpreting specific phenomena in modern and contemporary art, through the concept of poetic cartography. The problem of mapping, although indebted to ...

Olfactory Art and the Political in an Age of Resistance

Olfactory Art and the Political in an Age of Resistance

1st Edition

Edited By Gwenn-Aël Lynn, Debra Riley Parr
June 15, 2021

This book claims a political value for olfactory artworks by situating them squarely in the contemporary moment of various forms of political resistance. Each chapter presents the current research and art practices of an international group of artists and writers from the United States, Canada, ...

Imaging and Mapping Eastern Europe Sarmatia Europea to Post-Communist Bloc

Imaging and Mapping Eastern Europe: Sarmatia Europea to Post-Communist Bloc

1st Edition

By Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius
May 11, 2021

Imaging and Mapping Eastern Europe puts images centre stage and argues for the agency of the visual in the construction of Europe’s east as a socio-political and cultural entity. This book probes into the discontinuous processes of mapping the eastern European space and imaging the eastern ...

Arts-Based Methods for Decolonising Participatory Research

Arts-Based Methods for Decolonising Participatory Research

1st Edition

Edited By Tiina Seppälä, Melanie Sarantou, Satu Miettinen
April 19, 2021

In an effort to challenge the ways in which colonial power relations and Eurocentric knowledges are reproduced in participatory research, this book explores whether and how it is possible to use arts-based methods for creating more horizontal and democratic research practices. In discussing both ...

Art and Nature in the Anthropocene Planetary Aesthetics

Art and Nature in the Anthropocene: Planetary Aesthetics

1st Edition

By Susan Ballard
March 18, 2021

This book examines how contemporary artists have engaged with histories of nature, geology, and extinction within the context of the changing planet. Susan Ballard describes how artists challenge the categories of animal, mineral, and vegetable—turning to a multispecies order of relations that ...

Art and Merchandise in Keith Haring’s Pop Shop

Art and Merchandise in Keith Haring’s Pop Shop

1st Edition

By Amy Raffel
December 31, 2020

As one of the first academic monographs on Keith Haring, this book uses the Pop Shop, a previously overlooked enterprise, and artist merchandising as tools to reconsider the significance and legacy of Haring’s career as a whole. Haring developed an alternative approach to both the marketing ...

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization A Transregional Perspective

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization: A Transregional Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Octavian Esanu
October 09, 2020

This book addresses the art historical category of "contemporary art" from a transregional perspective, but unlike other volumes of its kind, it focuses in on non-Western instantiations of "the contemporary."  The book concerns itself with the historical conditions in which a radically new mode of ...

Contemporary Art, Photography, and the Politics of Citizenship

Contemporary Art, Photography, and the Politics of Citizenship

1st Edition

By Vered Maimon
July 27, 2020

This book analyzes recent artistic and activist projects in order to conceptualize the new roles and goals of a critical theory and practice of art and photography. Vered Maimon argues that current artistic and activist practices are no longer concerned with the “politics of representation” and the...

The Contemporary Art Scene in Syria Social Critique and an Artistic Movement

The Contemporary Art Scene in Syria: Social Critique and an Artistic Movement

1st Edition

By Charlotte Bank
July 09, 2020

This book focuses on the expanding contemporary art scene in Syria, particularly Damascus, during the first decade of the twenty-first century. The decade was characterized by a high degree of experimentation as young artists began to work with artistic media that were new in Syria, such as ...

The Iconology of Abstraction Non-figurative Images and the Modern World

The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-figurative Images and the Modern World

1st Edition

Edited By Krešimir Purgar
July 06, 2020

This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arises from human beings’ desire to imagine, ...

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