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.
Art, Music, and Mysticism at the Fin-de-siècle Seeing and Hearing the Beyond
Historic Avant-Garde Work on Paper
By Corrinne Chong, Michelle Foot
May 21, 2024
This edited volume explores the dialogue between art and music with that of mystical currents at the turn of the twentieth century. The volume draws on the most current research from both art historians and musicologists to present an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mysticism’s ...
By Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes
April 22, 2024
This volume explores the images of Alexander the Great during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, how they came about and why they were so popular. In contrast to the numerous studies on the historical and the legendary figure of Alexander, surprisingly few studies have examined the visual ...
By Julia C. Fischer
April 10, 2024
This study examines the five extant large Imperial cameos of the Early Roman Empire as a coherent whole, revealing that these gemstones were a referential group with complex interrelationships. Power and Propaganda in the Large Imperial Cameos of the Early Roman Empire offers a feminist theory that...
By Sascha Bru
March 13, 2024
This book examines the many functions of paper in the fine art and aesthetics of the early twentieth-century modernist or historic avant-garde (expressionism, cubism, futurism, Dadaism, surrealism, constructivism and many more). With its many collages and photomontages, the historic avant-garde is ...
By Melissa L. Mednicov
March 05, 2024
This volume focuses on Jewish American identity within the context of Pop art in New York City during the 1960s to reveal the multivalent identities and selves often ignored in Pop scholarship. Melissa L. Mednicov establishes her study within the context of prominent Jewish artists, dealers, ...
By Chara Kokkiou, Angeliki Malakasioti
February 27, 2024
This edited volume takes a new look at an old question: what is the relationship between beauty and monstrosity? How has the notion of beauty transformed through the years and how does it coincide with monstrous ontologies? Contributors offer an interdisciplinary approach to how these two concepts ...
By Sherry C. M. Lindquist
January 31, 2024
This book explores our corporeal connections to the past by considering what three theoretical approaches—somaesthetics, posthumanism, and the uncanny—may reveal about both premodern and postmodern terms of embodiment. It takes as its point of departure a selection of fifteenth-century northern ...
By Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Sabine T. Kriebel
January 29, 2024
Bringing together an international team of scholars, this book offers new perspectives on the impact that the Bauhaus and its teaching had on a wide range of artistic practices. Three of the fields in which the Bauhaus generated immediately transformative effects were housing, typography, and ...
By Laura L. Watts
January 29, 2024
Italian Painting in the Age of Unification reconstructs the artistic motivations and messaging of three artists—Tommaso Minardi, Francesco Hayez, and Gioacchino Toma—from three distinct regions in Italy prior to, during, and directly following political unification in 1861. Each artist, working in...
By Sharon Hecker, Peter J. Karol
January 29, 2024
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 ...
By Thomas Hughes, Emma Merkling
December 29, 2023
Resonating with contemporary ecological and queer theory, this book pioneers the theorization of the Victorian idyll, establishing its nature, lineaments, and significance as a formal mode widely practised in nineteenth-century British culture across media and genre. Chapters trace the Victorian ...
By Maria Teresa Chicote Pompanin
December 20, 2023
This volume investigates the mechanisms (artworks, treatises, and other forms of cultural patronage) that the Marquises of Villena and their opponents used to operate in the cultural battlefield of the time with the aim of understanding how their conflicting historical memories were constructed and...