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Routledge Research in Art History


About the Series

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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Michelangelo’s Vatican Pietà and its Afterlives

Michelangelo’s Vatican Pietà and its Afterlives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lisa M. Rafanelli
January 31, 2023

This book offers a fresh perspective on Michelangelo’s well-known masterpiece, the Vatican Pietà, by tracing the shifting meaning of the work of art over time.  Lisa M. Rafanelli chronicles the object history of the Vatican Pietà and the active role played by its many reproductions. The ...

Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design

Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Megan Brandow-Faller, Laura Morowitz
September 23, 2022

Erasures and Eradications in Modern Viennese Art, Architecture and Design challenges the received narrative on the artists, exhibitions, and interpretations of Viennese Modernism. The book centers on three main erasures—the erasure of Jewish artists and critics; erasures relating to gender and ...

State Construction and Art in East Central Europe, 1918-2018

State Construction and Art in East Central Europe, 1918-2018

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Agnieszka Chmielewska, Irena Kossowska, Marcin Lachowski
September 19, 2022

This volume offers a comprehensive perspective on the relationship between the art scene and agencies of the state in countries of the region, throughout four consecutive yet highly diverse historical periods: from the period of state integration after World War I, through the communist era post ...

Egon Schiele and the Art of Popular Illustration

Egon Schiele and the Art of Popular Illustration

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Claude Cernuschi
September 02, 2022

Presenting a radically different picture of Egon Schiele’s work, this study documents (in one-to-one comparisons) the extent of the artist’s visual borrowings from the Viennese humoristic journal, Die Muskete. Claude Cernuschi analyzes each comparison on a case-by-case basis, primarily because the...

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe Reanimating Art

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art

1st Edition

By Karen Kurczynski
August 01, 2022

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 ...

Gerhard Richter, Individualism, and Belonging in West Germany

Gerhard Richter, Individualism, and Belonging in West Germany

1st Edition

By Luke Smythe
July 29, 2022

This book reevaluates the art of Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) in relation to his efforts to achieve belonging in the face of West Germany’s increasing individualism between the 1960s and the 1990s. Richter fled East Germany in 1961 to escape the constraints of socialist collectivism. His varied and ...

Nature and Imagination in Ancient and Early Modern Roman Art

Nature and Imagination in Ancient and Early Modern Roman Art

1st Edition

By Gabriel Pihas
July 27, 2022

This volume uses the art of Rome to help us understand the radical historical break between the fundamental ancient pre-supposition that there is a natural world or cosmos situating human life, and the equally fundamental modern emphasis on human imagination and its creative power. Rome’s unique ...

Art History at the Crossroads of Ireland and the United States

Art History at the Crossroads of Ireland and the United States

1st Edition

Edited By Cynthia Fowler, Paula Murphy
May 14, 2022

Taking the visual arts as its focus, this anthology explores aspects of cultural exchange between Ireland and the United States. Art historians from both sides of the Atlantic examine the work of artists, art critics and art promoters. Through a close study of selected paintings and sculptures, ...

American Art in Asia Artistic Praxis and Theoretical Divergence

American Art in Asia: Artistic Praxis and Theoretical Divergence

1st Edition

Edited By Michelle Lim, Kyunghee Pyun
May 06, 2022

This book challenges existing notions of what is "American" and/or "Asian" art, moving beyond the identity issues that have dominated art-world conversations of the 1980s and the 1990s and aligning with new trends and issues in contemporary art today, e.g. the Global South, labor, environment, and ...

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

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

1st Edition

By John Finlay
May 06, 2022

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 ...

Posthumous Art, Law and the Art Market The Afterlife of Art

Posthumous Art, Law and the Art Market: The Afterlife of Art

1st Edition

Edited By Sharon Hecker, Peter J. Karol
May 06, 2022

This book takes an interdisciplinary, transnational and cross-cultural approach to reflect on, critically examine and challenge the surprisingly robust practice of making art after death in an artist's name, through the lenses of scholars from the fields of art history, economics and law, as well ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Philip M. Peek
April 29, 2022

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 ...

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