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As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…
Paperback – 2017-12-30
Wallpaper’s spread across trades, class and gender is charted in this first full length study of the material’s use in Britain during the long eighteenth-century. It examines the types of wallpaper that were designed and produced and the interior spaces it occupied, from the country house to the…
Hardback – 2017-12-27
The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950
This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case-studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The…
Hardback – 2017-12-18
Routledge Research in Art History
This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the…
Hardback – 2017-12-18
Routledge Research in Art and Politics
As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself.…
Paperback – 2017-12-15
This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a…
Paperback – 2017-12-15
This title was first published in 2000. The nineteenth century saw the emergence of numerous artistic brotherhoods - groups of artists bound together in communal production, sharing spiritual and aesthetic aims. Although it is widely acknowledged that this is an unique feature of the period, there…
Hardback – 2017-09-14
Fashion Ethics provides a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry, from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental ethics of the fashion industry. Sue Thomas…
Paperback – 2017-09-13
With both training and preparation, a street photographer needs to make rapid decisions; there may only be a fraction of a second to immortalize a moment in time that has never happened before and will never happen again. This is where Street Photography: Creative Vision Behind the Lens comes in.…
Paperback – 2017-09-12
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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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 a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge filmmaking and video list. He commissions globally in the areas of postproduction, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, 3D/VR, and sound, and in the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Simon welcomes proposals for academic textbooks in these areas, as well as proposals for books for aspiring and working professionals in the industry.
Sheni Kruger is a commissioning editor on the Focal Press/Routledge Filmmaking list. She commissions globally in the areas of production, cinematography, directing, and screenwriting and outside the US in the areas of documentary, producing, business/law, marketing/distribution, and television. Sheni welcomes proposals for 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 studio arts practice. 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.
Lara Zoble is the acquisitions editor of the Audio book portfolio under the Focal Press imprint of Routledge / Taylor & Francis. Lara publishes books across all areas of audio from the most technical to the most creative, including but not limited to: audio engineering, software and hardware, broadcasting, live music production, sound design, mixing and mastering, music technology, music business, gaming, and more. Focal Press welcomes new book proposals from seasoned professionals as well as next generation talent. We are also delighted to support publishing programs with key partnerships such as Audio Engineering Society and Sound on Sound Magazine. We also host a cutting edge community exchange on our blog Audio Unplugged.