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.
Counterfactualism in the Fine Arts
Technologies of the Self-Portrait Identity, Presence and the Construction of the Subject(s) in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Art
By Jennie Hirsh, Isabelle Loring Wallace
November 01, 2022
This volume calls attention to the unexpected prevalence of ventriloqual motifs and strategies within contemporary art. Engaging with issues of voice, embodiment, power, and projection, the case studies assembled in this volume span a range of media from painting, sculpture, and photography to ...
By Simon Blond
October 21, 2022
This book presents a counter-history to the relentless critique of the humanist subject and authorial agency that has taken place over the last fifty years. It is both an interrogation of that critique and the tracing of an alternative narrative from Romanticism to the twenty-first century which ...
By Elke Reinhuber
October 14, 2022
Counterfactual thinking has become an established method to evaluate decisions in a range of disciplines, including history, psychology and literature. Elke Reinhuber argues it also has valuable applications in the Fine Arts and popular media. A fascination with the path not taken is a logical ...
By Usva Seregina, Astrid Van den Bossche
September 30, 2022
Focusing contextually on the initial lockdowns of the pandemic in 2020, this book proposes that art-based research has a central, illuminative role to play in our understanding of unfolding crises. The changes brought on by the global event may not be readily accessible or expressible through ...
By Max Ryynänen, Heidi S. Kosonen, Susanne C. Ylönen
September 06, 2022
This edited volume traces cultural appearances of disgust and investigates the varied forms and functions disgust takes and is given in both established and vernacular cultural practises. Contributors focus on the socio-cultural creation, consumption, reception and experiencing of disgust, a ...
By Gabriella Giannachi
July 29, 2022
This book demonstrates how artists have radically revisited the genre of the self-portrait by using a range of technologies and media that mark different phases in what can be described as a history of self- or selves-production. Gabriella Giannachi shows how artists constructed their presence, ...
By Simone Douglas, Adam Geczy, Sean Lowry
June 30, 2022
Featuring chapters by a diverse range of leading international artists and theorists, this book suggests that contemporary art is increasingly characterized by the problem of where and when it is situated. While much advanced artistic speculation of the twentieth-century was aligned with the ...
By Jessica Dallow
May 20, 2022
This book traces an evolution of equine and equestrian art in the United States over the last two centuries to counter conventional understandings of subjects that are deeply enmeshed in the traditions of elite English and European culture. In focusing on the construction of identity in painting ...
By Justyna Stępień
May 16, 2022
Disclosing the interconnectedness of human and nonhuman bodies, understood here as more/than/human entanglements, this book makes a crucial intervention into the ﬁeld of contemporary artistic studies, exploring how art can conceptualize material boundaries of entangled beings/doings. Drawing on ...
By David Houston Jones
March 11, 2022
David Houston Jones builds a bridge between practices conventionally understood as forensic, such as crime scene investigation, and the broader field of activity which the forensic now designates, for example in performance and installation art as well as photography. Contemporary work in these ...
By Amanda du Preez
January 31, 2022
This book is a critical interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary visual culture and image studies, exploring ideas about space and place and ultimately contributing to the debates about being human in the digital age. The upward and downward pull seem in a constant contest for ...
By Lachlan MacDowall, Kylie Budge
December 31, 2021
This book explores the effects of the Instagram platform on the making and viewing of art. Authors Lachlan MacDowall and Kylie Budge critically analyse the ways Instagram has influenced artists, art spaces, art institutions and art audiences, and ultimately contemporary aesthetic experience. The ...