Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of art history and visual studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.
The Routledge Companion to Indigenous Art Histories in the United States and Canada
The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability
The Routledge Companion to William Morris
By Kirsten Strom
November 08, 2022
This book provides a conceptual and global overview of the field of Surrealist studies. Methodologically, the companion considers Surrealism’s many achievements but also its historical shortcomings, to illuminate its connections to the historical and cultural moment(s) from which it originated and...
By Heather Igloliorte, Carla Taunton
September 05, 2022
This companion consists of chapters that focus on and bring forward critical theories and productive methodologies for Indigenous art history in North America. This book makes a major and original contribution to the fields of Indigenous visual arts, professional curatorial practice, ...
By Keri Watson, Timothy W. Hiles
March 31, 2022
The Routledge Companion to Art and Disability explores disability in visual culture to uncover the ways in which bodily and cognitive differences are articulated physically and theoretically, and to demonstrate the ways in which disability is culturally constructed. This companion is organized ...
By T. J. Demos, Emily Eliza Scott, Subhankar Banerjee
February 26, 2021
International in scope, this volume brings together leading and emerging voices working at the intersection of contemporary art, visual culture, activism, and climate change, and addresses key questions, such as: why and how do art and visual culture, and their ethics and values, matter with regard...
By Florence S. Boos
October 30, 2020
William Morris (1834–96) was an English poet, decorative artist, translator, romance writer, book designer, preservationist, socialist theorist, and political activist, whose admirers have been drawn to the sheer intensity of his artistic endeavors and efforts to live up to radical ideals of social...
By Cameron Cartiere, Leon Tan
October 20, 2020
This multidisciplinary companion offers a comprehensive overview of the global arena of public art. It is organised around four distinct topics: activation, social justice, memory and identity, and ecology, with a final chapter mapping significant works of public and social practice art around the...
By Kathryn Brown
May 05, 2020
The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage. The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for...
By Eddie Chambers
December 10, 2019
This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history. The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how ...
By Mark Durden, Jane Tormey
November 25, 2019
With newly commissioned essays by some of the leading writers on photography today, this companion tackles some of the most pressing questions about photography theory’s direction, relevance, and purpose. This book shows how digital technologies and global dissemination have radically advanced ...
By Bridget Elliott, Michael Windover
June 07, 2019
Scholarly interest in Art Deco has grown rapidly over the past fifty years, spanning different academic disciplines. This volume provides a guide to the current state of the field of Art Deco research by highlighting past accomplishments and promising new directions. Chapters are presented in five ...
By Colum Hourihane
June 04, 2019
Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians – including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro – have devoted their lives to ...
By Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher
February 25, 2019
Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design – a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of subdisciplines – has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and ...