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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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The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan: Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

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Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller
November 19, 2021

This volume examines the visual culture of Japan’s transition to modernity, from 1868 to the first decades of the twentieth century. Through this important moment in Japanese history, contributors reflect on Japan’s transcultural artistic imagination vis-a-vis the discernment, negotiation, ...

Greek and Roman Painting and the Digital Humanities

Greek and Roman Painting and the Digital Humanities

1st Edition

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Edited By Marie-Claire Beaulieu, Valérie Toillon
November 04, 2021

This volume is a groundbreaking discussion of the role of digital media in research on ancient painting, and a deep reflection on the effect of digital media in opening the field to new audiences. The study of classical art always oscillates between archaeology and classics, between the study of ...

Interpreting Modernism in Korean Art Fluidity and Fragmentation

Interpreting Modernism in Korean Art: Fluidity and Fragmentation

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Edited By Kyunghee Pyun, Jung-Ah Woo
September 30, 2021

This book examines the development of national emblems, photographic portraiture, oil painting, world expositions, modern spaces for art exhibitions, university programs of visual arts, and other agencies of modern art in Korea. With few books on modern art in Korea available in English, this book...

Loss in French Romantic Art, Literature, and Politics

Loss in French Romantic Art, Literature, and Politics

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By Jonathan P. Ribner
September 30, 2021

An interdisciplinary examination of nineteenth-century French art pertaining to religion, exile, and the nation’s demise as a world power, this study concerns the consequences for visual culture of a series of national crises — from the assault on Catholicism and the flight of émigrés during the ...

Representing the Past in the Art of the Long Nineteenth Century Historicism, Postmodernism, and Internationalism

Representing the Past in the Art of the Long Nineteenth Century: Historicism, Postmodernism, and Internationalism

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Edited By Matthew C. Potter
September 30, 2021

This edited collection explores the intersection of historical studies and the artistic representation of the past in the long nineteenth century. The case studies provide not just an account of the pursuit of history in art within Western Europe but also examples from beyond that sphere, ...

East-West Artistic Transfer through Rome, Armenia and the Silk Road Sharing St. Peter's

East-West Artistic Transfer through Rome, Armenia and the Silk Road: Sharing St. Peter's

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By Christiane Esche-Ramshorn
September 06, 2021

This book examines the arts and artistic exchanges at the ‘Christian Oriental’ fringes of Europe, especially Armenia. It starts with the architecture, history and inhabitants of the lesser known pilgrim compounds at the Vatican in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, of Hungary, Germany, but namely ...

The Australian Art Field Practices, Policies, Institutions

The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions

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Edited By Tony Bennett, Deborah Stevenson, Fred Myers, Tamara Winikoff
June 30, 2021

This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to take stock of the frictions generated by a tumultuous time in the Australian art field and to probe what the crises might mean for the future of the arts in Australia. Specific topics include national and international art markets; ...

Italian Painting in the Age of Unification

Italian Painting in the Age of Unification

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By Laura L. Watts
June 28, 2021

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...

Modern Art in Cold War Beirut Drawing Alliances

Modern Art in Cold War Beirut: Drawing Alliances

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By Sarah Rogers
June 15, 2021

Modern Art in Cold War Beirut: Drawing Alliances examines the entangled histories of modern art and international politics during the decades of the 1950s and 1960s. Positing the Cold War as a globalized conflict, fraught with different political ideologies and intercultural exchanges, this study ...

Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts

Mapping Impressionist Painting in Transnational Contexts

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Edited By Emily C. Burns, Alice M. Rudy Price
May 03, 2021

This book offers microhistories related to the transnational circulations of impressionism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The contributors rethink the role of "French" impressionism in shaping these iterations by placing France within its global and imperialist context and ...

Public Statues Across Time and Cultures

Public Statues Across Time and Cultures

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Edited By Christopher P. Dickenson
April 08, 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

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By Roslyn Lee Hammers
March 31, 2021

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

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