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Photography: A Critical Introduction was the first introductory textbook to examine key debates in photographic theory and place them in their social and political contexts, and is now established as one of the leading textbooks in its field. Written especially for students in higher education and…
Paperback – 2015-01-16
This book explores the ‘craft of use’, the cultivated, ordinary and ingenious ideas and practices that promote satisfying and resourceful use of garments, presenting them as an alternative, dynamic, experiential frame with which to articulate and foster sustainability in the fashion sector. Here…
Paperback – 2016-04-08
The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; Theoretical…
Hardback – 2016-03-08
Routledge International Handbooks
Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their…
Paperback – 2016-03-01
Routledge is pleased to introduce our new program of short form publications. This exciting new format allows academics the flexibility to publish innovative
peer-reviewed research with a short turnaround.
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.
Author and artist Robert Hirsch discusses his book Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960.
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 list. She acquires across all areas of photography, including digital imaging, Photoshop, journalism, lighting, theory, technique and business, as well as in the design-related 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 scholarly 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.
Felisa Salvago-Keyes publishes monographs and scholarly edited collections in communication studies, media and cultural studies, art and visual culture, and library and information science. Topics in these disciplines include digital media, journalism, film and television studies, public relations, rhetoric, intercultural communication, arts practice and theory, and library and information management, to name but a few. Books offer innovative and leading-edge contributions to the fields, with a global resonance.
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.