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Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions


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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.

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The Routledge Companion to El Greco

The Routledge Companion to El Greco

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jeffrey Schrader
December 15, 2021

Celebrating the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (c.1541-1614), this volume analyzes the state of scholarly research on the artist. The Companion is carefully conceived to represent international perspectives on El Greco, who lived in different lands and, in modern times, has drawn ...

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Isabel Wünsche
November 27, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context is a challenging exploration of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of expressionism outside of the German-speaking world, in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia, ...

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Eddie Chambers
September 30, 2021

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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change

1st Edition

Edited 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...

The Routledge Companion to William Morris

The Routledge Companion to William Morris

1st Edition

Edited 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...

The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm

The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm

1st Edition

Edited 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...

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

1st Edition

Edited 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...

The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

1st Edition

Edited By Bridget Elliott, Michael Windover
June 10, 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Wayne Franits
February 12, 2019

Despite the tremendous number of studies produced annually in the field of Dutch art over the last 30 years or so, and the strong contemporary market for works by Dutch masters of the period as well as the public's ongoing fascination with some of its most beloved painters, until now there has been...

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