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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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Bauhaus Effects in Art, Architecture, and Design

Bauhaus Effects in Art, Architecture, and Design

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Italian Painting in the Age of Unification

Italian Painting in the Age of Unification

1st Edition

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...

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
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 ...

The Victorian Idyll in Art and Literature Subject, Ecology, Form

The Victorian Idyll in Art and Literature: Subject, Ecology, Form

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Art Patronage and Conflicting Memories in Early Modern Iberia The Marquises of Villena

Art Patronage and Conflicting Memories in Early Modern Iberia: The Marquises of Villena

1st Edition

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...

The Primitivist Imaginary in Iberian and Transatlantic Modernisms

The Primitivist Imaginary in Iberian and Transatlantic Modernisms

1st Edition

Edited By Joana Cunha Leal, Mariana Pinto dos Santos
December 07, 2023

Taking into account politics, history and aesthetics, this edited volume explores the main expressions of primitivism in Iberian and Transatlantic modernisms. Ten case studies are thoroughly analyzed concerning both the circulations and exchanges connecting the Iberian and Latin American artistic ...

The Visual Legacy of Alexander the Great from the Renaissance to the Age of Revolution

The Visual Legacy of Alexander the Great from the Renaissance to the Age of Revolution

1st Edition

By Víctor Mínguez, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Moya
December 01, 2023

This is an analysis of the diverse facets of Alexander the Great’s image from the Renaissance era through the Baroque into the nineteenth century. Perceived as the first sovereign ruler of the world, for centuries Alexander became an exemplar for the most ambitious kings and emperors. This cultural...

Claes Oldenburg's Theater of Vision Poetry, Sculpture, Film, and Performance Art

Claes Oldenburg's Theater of Vision: Poetry, Sculpture, Film, and Performance Art

1st Edition

By Nadja Rottner
November 10, 2023

In four chronologically organized chapters, this study traces the conceptual dependence and deep connectivity among Claes Oldenburg’s poetry, sculpture, films, and performance art between 1956 and 1965. This research-intensive book argues that Oldenburg’s art relies on machine vision and other ...

The Sublime in the Visual Culture of the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic

The Sublime in the Visual Culture of the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic

1st Edition

By Stijn Bussels, Bram Van Oostveldt
November 07, 2023

Contrary to what Kant believed about the Dutch (and their visual culture) as “being of an orderly and diligent position” and thus having no feeling for the sublime, this book argues that the sublime played an important role in seventeenth-century Dutch visual culture. By looking at different ...

Robert Smithson, Land Art, and Speculative Realities

Robert Smithson, Land Art, and Speculative Realities

1st Edition

By Rory O'Dea
October 23, 2023

This book explores the ways Robert Smithson’s art revealed and defamiliarized the constructs of rational reality in order to allow radically speculative alternatives to emerge. In this way, his art is conceived as a true fiction that eradicates a false reality. By tracing the web of correspondences...

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

1st Edition

By Christiane Esche-Ramshorn
October 09, 2023

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 ...

Art and Monist Philosophy in Nineteenth Century France From Auteuil to Giverny

Art and Monist Philosophy in Nineteenth Century France From Auteuil to Giverny

1st Edition

By Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer
September 25, 2023

This is a study of the relation between the fine arts and philosophy in France, from the aftermath of the 1789 revolution to the end of the nineteenth century, when a philosophy of being called “monism” – the concept of a unity of matter and spirit – emerged and became increasingly popular among ...

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