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Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians-including Male, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro-have devoted their lives to…
Hardback – 2016-12-13
Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and…
Hardback – 2016-12-13
Routledge History of Photography
W.J.T. Mitchell—one of the founders of visual studies—has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This…
Hardback – 2016-12-12
Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
Paul Emmons is a registered architect and Professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech where he directs the PhD program in Architecture + Design Research. Marcia F Feuerstein is an architect and associate professor at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of…
Hardback – 2016-12-12
Recent global events, including the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, Occupy movements and anti-austerity protests across Europe have renewed scholarly and public interest in collective action, protest strategies and activist subcultures. We know that social movements don’t just contest and politicise…
Hardback – 2016-12-09
Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics
The Semiotics of Movement and Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyzes and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…
Hardback – 2016-12-09
Routledge Studies in Multimodality
The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates…
Hardback – 2016-08-31
Psychoanalysts have long been fascinated with creative artists, but have paid far less attention to the men and women who motivate, stimulate, and captivate them. The Muse counters this trend with nine original contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts, art historians, and literary…
Paperback – 2016-08-15
Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series
First published in 1935, this book was intended to provide westerners with a more definite and comprehensive understanding of Chinese Art and its achievements. Newly available opportunities to study authentic examples, such as the Royal Academy exhibition that provided the impetus for this volume,…
Hardback – 2016-08-12
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The Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies series is our home for innovative research in the fields of Art and Visual Studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.
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An excerpt from Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter. Also included is a letter from Lucy Soutter on why she wrote the book.
An excerpt from Visual Alchemy: The Fine Art of Digital Montage, by Catherine McIntyre
Catherine McIntyre is a digital artist living and working in rural Scotland. From a traditional illustration background, she now uses Photoshop alongside collage and montage techniques. Thematically, McIntyre works with still life and nude subjects to explore the light and dark of life. She often develops something new from the old and incorporates found objects and drawings with photography to create textured and layered visual meditations. Her work has been published in books and magazines worldwide and is in private and public collections in the UK, US and Europe.
The changes which photography has undergone in the last two decades have created a degree of uncertainty about how we understand its contemporary status or condition. Indeed, that last phrase, ‘contemporary status or condition’ begs the question. Is the photography we now have truly photography?
An excerpt from The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, 2nd Edition, edited by Martin Lister
Natalie Foster has been an editor at Routledge since 2003 and acquires titles across media, culture, film and television studies in a variety of formats, from introductory guides and textbooks for undergraduates to scholarly books, reference titles and companions/handbooks. She also commissions art history and visual culture books in these same formats, encompassing modern and contemporary Western art, art history, art theory, design, fashion studies, and a growing list of photography history and theory titles. She particularly welcomes proposals for accessible, student-friendly, single- and multi-authored books that critically examine the social and political aspects of media and visual cultures.
Simon Jacobs is an editor on Focal Press’s/Routledge’s film and video list. He acquires in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and 3D. He works closely with Emily McCloskey, who acquires in the areas of film business, producing, cinematography, directing, documentary, film production, screenwriting, and sound. Emily and Simon publish academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.
Emily McCloskey manages and commissions books for the Focal Press Filmmaking list. She acquires in the areas of film business, producing, cinematography, directing, documentary, production, screenwriting, and sound. She works closely with Simon Jacobs, who acquires in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and 3D. Emily and Simon publish academic textbooks in these areas, as well as books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.
Judith Newlin is the editor for the Focal Press/Routledge photography and visual arts list. She acquires across all areas of photography, including digital imaging, Photoshop, journalism, lighting, theory, technique and business, as well as in design and visual arts. She is interested in new texts aimed at students and courses, and in books on professional practice and emerging technique.
Ben Piggott publishes a full range of titles across Theatre, Performance, and Dance studies, including Routledge Research monographs, edited collections, Companions, and course texts. He is currently commissioning in voice studies, theatre history, and dance history, as well as being on the lookout for original, cutting-edge work across the research spectrum. Ben also publishes dedicated textbooks for students, especially in the core areas of BA study, and edits the Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies, Fourth Wall, Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama, and Focus on Dramaturgy series.
Isabella Vitti publishes monographs and edited volumes of original research across all time periods and regions of art history and visual studies, including theory, historiography, methodology, curatorial studies, museology, and collecting. She is particularly interested in acquiring books that explore interdisciplinarity, cross-cultural studies, non-western art, colonialism and diaspora, and gender and LGBTQ studies.
Stacey Walker commissions books on acting, actor training, directing, scenography and design, stagecraft, costuming, theatrical production, media design, and arts management. After a decade in the publishing industry, she has experience publishing academic textbooks, practical handbooks, research monographs, trade, and ebooks. She can be found on LinkedIn.