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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
The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Arts and Culture offers a comprehensive overview of sociology of art and culture, focusing especially – though not exclusively – on the visual arts, literature, music, and digital culture. Extending, and critiquing, Bourdieu’s influential analysis of…
Hardback – 2015-09-28
Routledge International Handbooks
Rethinking Photography is an accessible and illuminating critical introduction to the practice and interpretation of photography today. Peter Smith and Carolyn Lefley closely link critical approaches to photographic practices and present a detailed study of differing historical and contemporary…
Paperback – 2015-09-23
Interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and art - and other disciplines - is growing. In his new book Reflections on the Aesthetic: Psychoanalysis and the uncanny, Gregorio Kohon examines and reflects upon psychoanalytic understandings of estrangement, the Freudian notions of the…
Paperback – 2015-08-28
New Library of Psychoanalysis 'Beyond the Couch' series
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 Routledge Music and Visual Arts list has developed a reputation for world-renowned scholarship and groundbreaking content. This is the opinion shared by many of the reviewers who look over our new texts on behalf of CHOICE Reviews, part of the American Library Association and the premier source for academic feedback. Please read on for the latest views from the academic community.
Nineteenth-Century Choral Music, edited by Donna M. Di Grazia is Essential!
"Written by 25 eminent music scholars, the essays offer new, enlightening insights into a variety of topics relating to a century of choral literature…Supplemented with music examples and bibliographies, this is an important, distinguished contribution to the literature on choral music... Summing Up: Essential." - CHOICE, May 2013
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