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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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Art and Merchandise in Keith Haring’s Pop Shop

Art and Merchandise in Keith Haring’s Pop Shop

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Amy Raffel
December 31, 2020

This book uses the Pop Shop, a previously overlooked enterprise, and artist merchandising to reconsider the significance and legacy of Haring’s career as a whole, especially his career long pursuit of populism. Keith Haring developed an alternative approach to both the marketing and the social ...

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization A Transregional Perspective

Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization A Transregional Perspective

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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

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

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

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, ...

Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art

Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art

1st Edition

Lisa Blackmore, Liliana Gómez
July 03, 2020

This interdisciplinary book brings into dialogue research on how different fluids and bodies of water are mobilised as liquid ecologies in the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean. Examining the visual arts, including multimedia installations, performance, photography and film, the chapters ...

The Outsider, Art and Humour

The Outsider, Art and Humour

1st Edition

Paul Clements
May 20, 2020

This cross-disciplinary book, situated on the periphery of culture, employs humour to better comprehend the arts, the outsider and exclusion, illuminating the ever-changing social landscape, the vagaries of taste and limits of political correctness. Each chapter deals with specific themes and ...

Contemporary Art and Disability Studies

Contemporary Art and Disability Studies

1st Edition

Alice Wexler, John Derby
December 17, 2019

This book presents interdisciplinary scholarship on art and visual culture that explores disability in terms of lived experience. It will expand critical disability studies scholarship on representation and embodiment, which is theoretically rich, but lacking in attention to art. It is organized ...

Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies

Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies

1st Edition

Henk Borgdorff, Peter Peters, Trevor Pinch
November 06, 2019

This edited volume maps dialogues between science and technology studies research on the arts and the emerging field of artistic research. The main themes in the book are an advanced understanding of discursivity and reasoning in arts-based research, the methodological relevance of material ...

Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture

Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth-Century Art and Visual Culture

1st Edition

Maura Coughlin, Emily Gephart
September 25, 2019

In this volume, emerging and established scholars bring ethical and political concerns for the environment, nonhuman animals and social justice to the study of nineteenth-century visual culture. They draw their theoretical inspiration from the vitality of emerging critical discourses, such as new ...

Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts Attraction Images

Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts Attraction Images

1st Edition

Anna Schober
September 16, 2019

This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to "all of us". One key figure these practices bring into play—the "everybody" (which stands for "all of us" and is sometimes a "new man" or a "new ...

The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

1st Edition

Phaedra Shanbaum
August 27, 2019

This book is about the digital interface and its use in interactive new media art installations. It examines the aesthetic aspects of the interface through a theoretical exploration of new media artists, who create, and tactically deploy, digital interfaces in their work in order to question the ...

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