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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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Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915

Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915

1st Edition

Edited By David Raizman, Ethan Robey
October 31, 2017

Expanding Nationalisms at World’s Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851–1915 introduces the subject of international exhibitions to art and design historians and a wider audience as a resource for understanding the broad and varied political meanings of design during a period of rapid ...

National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture

National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture

1st Edition

By Jana Wijnsouw
October 16, 2017

This book elaborates on the social and cultural phenomenon of national schools during the nineteenth century, via the less studied field of sculpture and using Belgium as a case study. The role, importance of, and emphasis on certain aspects of national identity evolved throughout the century, ...

William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds: The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

1st Edition

By Helen McCormack
October 16, 2017

The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of ...

Ornament and European Modernism From Art Practice to Art History

Ornament and European Modernism: From Art Practice to Art History

1st Edition

Edited By Loretta Vandi
September 12, 2017

These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through...

Antebellum American Pendant Paintings New Ways of Looking

Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking

1st Edition

By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto
July 11, 2017

Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and ...

The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture Delacroix, Hugo, and the French Social Imaginary

The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture: Delacroix, Hugo, and the French Social Imaginary

1st Edition

By Marilyn R. Brown
May 12, 2017

The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural ...

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