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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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Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

1st Edition

Edited By Onur Öztürk, Xenia Gazi, Sam Bowker
September 25, 2023

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art addresses how researchers can challenge stereotypical notions of Islam and Islamic art while avoiding the creation of new myths and the encouragement of nationalistic and ethnic attitudes. Despite its Orientalist origins, the field of Islamic art has ...

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

1st Edition

By Victor Deupi
September 25, 2023

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...

Histories of Conservation and Art History in Modern Europe

Histories of Conservation and Art History in Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Sven Dupré, Jenny Boulboullé
September 25, 2023

This book traces the development of scientific conservation and technical art history. It takes as its starting point the final years of the nineteenth century, which saw the establishment of the first museum laboratory in Berlin, and ground-breaking international conferences on art history and ...

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

1st Edition

By John Peacock
September 25, 2023

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 ...

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

1st Edition

Edited By Matthew C. Potter
September 25, 2023

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. These ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Roslyn Lee Hammers
September 25, 2023

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 ...

The Performance of Sculpture in Renaissance Venice

The Performance of Sculpture in Renaissance Venice

1st Edition

By Lorenzo G. Buonanno
September 25, 2023

This study reveals the broad material, devotional, and cultural implications of sculpture in Renaissance Venice. Examining a wide range of sources—the era’s art-theoretical and devotional literature, guidebooks and travel diaries, and artworks in various media—Lorenzo Buonanno recovers the ...

The Visual Culture of Meiji Japan Negotiating the Transition to Modernity

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

1st Edition

Edited By Ayelet Zohar, Alison J. Miller
September 25, 2023

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, ...

Weak Painting After Modernism Material Strategies 1968-1978

Weak Painting After Modernism: Material Strategies 1968-1978

1st Edition

By Craig Staff
September 01, 2023

This book examines the terms upon which painting in the United States sought to negotiate with the legacy of American formalist aesthetics and by extension, the understanding of modernist painting it had become most readily associated with. In so doing, a separate set of possibilities for painting ...

A Data-Driven Analysis of Cemeteries and Social Reform in Paris, 1804–1924

A Data-Driven Analysis of Cemeteries and Social Reform in Paris, 1804–1924

1st Edition

By Kaylee P. Alexander
August 28, 2023

This book takes a novel, data-driven approach to the cemeteries of Paris, analyzing a largely text-based body of archival material as proxy evidence for visual material that has been lost due to systematic, and legally sanctioned, acts of erasure. This study represents the first full-length study ...

American Artists Engage the Built Environment, 1960-1979

American Artists Engage the Built Environment, 1960-1979

1st Edition

By Susanneh Bieber
July 31, 2023

This volume reframes the development of US-American avant-garde art of the long 1960s—from minimal and pop art to land art, conceptual art, site-specific practices, and feminist art—in the context of contemporary architectural discourses. Susanneh Bieber analyzes the work of seven major artists,&...

Contagion, Hygiene, and the European Avant-Garde

Contagion, Hygiene, and the European Avant-Garde

1st Edition

Edited By David Hopkins, Disa Persson
July 31, 2023

This interdisciplinary collection of essays brings together scholars in the fields of art history, theatre, visual culture, and literature to explore intersections between the European avant-garde (c. 1880–1945) and themes of health and hygiene, such as illness, contagion, cleanliness, and ...

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