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Routledge Research in Art History


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Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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Public Statues Across Time and Cultures

Public Statues Across Time and Cultures

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Christopher P. Dickenson
April 15, 2021

This book explores the ways in which statues have been experienced in public in different cultures and the role that has been played by statues in defining publicness itself. The meaning of public statues is examined through discussion of their appearance and their spatial context, and of written ...

The Imperial Patronage of Labor Genre Paintings in Eighteenth-Century China

The Imperial Patronage of Labor Genre Paintings in Eighteenth-Century China

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Roslyn Lee Hammers
February 25, 2021

This book examines the agrarian labor genre paintings based on the Pictures of Tilling and Weaving that were commissioned by successive Chinese emperors. This book analyzes the genre’s imagery and poems in their historical context, and explains how the paintings contributed to distinctively ...

Mobility and Identity in US Genre Painting Painting at the Threshold

Mobility and Identity in US Genre Painting: Painting at the Threshold

1st Edition

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Lacey Baradel
December 31, 2020

This book examines the portrayal of themes of boundary crossing, itinerancy, relocation, and displacement in US genre paintings during the second half of the long nineteenth century (c. 1860–1910). Through four diachronic case studies, the book reveals how the high-stakes politics of mobility and ...

History and Art History Looking Past Disciplines

History and Art History: Looking Past Disciplines

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Nicholas Chare, Mitchell B. Frank
November 30, 2020

Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present. Spanning a diverse range of time periods and ...

Iconology, Neoplatonism, and the Arts in the Renaissance

Iconology, Neoplatonism, and the Arts in the Renaissance

1st Edition

Berthold Hub, Sergius Kodera
September 24, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw a change in paradigms of art history: iconology. The main claim of this novel trend in art history was that renowned Renaissance artists (such as Botticelli, Leonardo, or Michelangelo) created imaginative syntheses between their art and contemporary cosmology, ...

The Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Multiplied and Modified

The Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: Multiplied and Modified

1st Edition

Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Magdalena Herman
September 02, 2020

This book examines the early development of the graphic arts from the perspectives of material things, human actors and immaterial representations while broadening the geographic field of inquiry to Central Europe and the British Isles and considering the reception of the prints on other continents...

Picturing Courtiers and Nobles from Castiglione to Van Dyck Self Representation by Early Modern Elites

Picturing Courtiers and Nobles from Castiglione to Van Dyck: Self Representation by Early Modern Elites

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John Peacock
August 10, 2020

This interdisciplinary study examines painted portraiture as a defining metaphor of elite self-representation in early modern culture. Beginning with Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier (1528), the most influential early modern account of the formation of elite identity, the argument traces a path ...

The Lower Niger Bronzes Beyond Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin

The Lower Niger Bronzes: Beyond Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin

1st Edition

Philip M. Peek
July 28, 2020

This book demonstrates that copper-alloy casting was widespread in southern Nigeria and has been practiced for at least a millennium. Philip M. Peek’s research provides a critical context for the better-known casting traditions of Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin. Both the necessary ores and casting ...

Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia

Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia

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Francesco Freddolini, Marco Musillo
July 23, 2020

This book explores how the Medici Grand Dukes pursued ways to expand their political, commercial, and cultural networks beyond Europe, cultivating complex relations with the Ottoman Empire and other Islamicate regions, and looking further east to India, China, and Japan. The chapters in this volume...

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

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Victor Deupi
July 13, 2020

This book focuses on the life and artistic activities of Emilio Sanchez (1921–1999) in New York, and Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s. More specifically, the book will consider Sanchez in the wider context of mid-century Cuban artists, and cross-cultural exchange between New York, Cuba, and the...

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe Reanimating Art

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art

1st Edition

Karen Kurczynski
July 13, 2020

This book examines the art of Cobra, a network of poets and artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam (1948–1951). Although the name stood for the organizers’ home cities, the Cobra artists hailed from countries in Europe, Africa, and the United States. This book investigates how a group of ...

Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France

Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France

1st Edition

John Finlay
July 10, 2020

This is an in-depth study of the intellectual, technical, and artistic encounters between Europe and China in the late eighteenth century, focusing on the purposeful acquisition of information and images that characterized a direct engagement with the idea of "China." The central figure in this ...

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