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Paperback – 2018-11-15
Now for its third edition, more than a quarter-century later, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz returns to his favorite subject: the avant-garde in all the arts. Rewriting earlier entries, adding hundreds of new ones, he provides intelligence and information…
Hardback – 2018-11-15
Paperback – 2018-11-01
World Comics: The Basics approaches the history of comic books as a global one, one that includes the physical transmigration of artists and their styles and worldviews from one place to another, and increasingly includes the active participation of creators and editors in the publishing and…
Paperback – 2018-11-01
Following on from its hugely successful first edition, The Photography Reader: History and Theory provides deeper insight into the critical discussions around photography – its production, its uses and its effects. Presenting both the historical ideas and the continuing theoretical debates within…
Paperback – 2018-10-26
It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…
Paperback – 2018-10-04
Originally published in 1999, Victorian Culture and the Idea of the Grotesque is the first fully interdisciplinary study of the subject and examines a wide range of sources and materials to provide new readings between ‘style’ and ‘concept’. The book provides an original analysis of key…
Hardback – 2018-05-22
While the concept of "type" has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role in the development of architectural projects has not been comprehensively analyzed. This book proposes a reassessment of architectural type throughout…
Paperback – 2018-05-16
Erwin Panofsky’s Meaning in the Visual Arts is considered a key work in art history. Its ideas have provoked widespread debate, and although it was first published more than sixty years ago, it continues to feature regularly on numerous university reading lists. Meaning in the Visual Arts…
Paperback – 2018-05-15
The Macat Library
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.
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.