2017 Art & Visual Culture Titles for Review

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  • The Realism of Piero della Francesca

    By Joost Keizer

    The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero’s paintings depict a world that is distant. The subjects of his…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni

    By Ruth S. Noyes

    Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Writing Postindustrial Places

    Technoculture amid the Cornfields

    By Michael J. Salvo

    Exploring the relationship between postindustrial writing and developments in energy production, manufacturing, and agriculture, Michael J. Salvo shows how technological and industrial innovation relies on communicative and organizational suppleness. Through representative case studies, Salvo…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture

  • Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing

    By Catherine H. Lusheck

    Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner

    Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

    By Naurice Frank Woods, Jr.

    Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Race

  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings

    New Ways of Looking

    By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France

    The Art of Emile Gallé and the Ecole de Nancy

    By Jessica M. Dandona

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many even went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300–1650

    Edited by John R. Decker, Mitzi Kirkland-Ives

    Bodies mangled, limbs broken, skin flayed, blood spilled: from paintings to prints to small sculptures, the art of the late Middle Ages and early modern period gave rise to disturbing scenes of violence. Many of these torture scenes recall Christ’s Passion and its aftermath, but the martyrdoms of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris, 1870-1914

    Strangers in Paradise

    Edited by Karen L. Carter, Susan Waller

    Foreign Artists and Communities in Modern Paris, 1870-1914 examines Paris as a center of international culture that attracted artists from Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas during a period of burgeoning global immigration. Sixteen essays by a group of emerging and established…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge

  • Images-within-Images in Italian Painting (1250-1350)

    Reality and Reflexivity

    By Péter Bokody

    The rebirth of realistic representation in Italy around 1300 led to the materialization of a pictorial language, which dominated Western art until 1900, and it dominates global visual culture even today. Paralleling the development of mimesis, self-reflexive pictorial tendencies emerged as well.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • The Symbolist Roots of Modern Art

    Edited by Michelle Facos, Thor J. Mednick

    With the words ’A new manifestation of art was ... expected, necessary, inevitable,’ Jean Moréas announced the advent of the Symbolist movement in 1886. When Symbolist artists began experimenting in order to invent new visual languages appropriate for representing modern life in all its complexity,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge

  • Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

    Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

    By Nathan J. Timpano

    This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question:…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • The Animal Surreal

    The Role of Darwin, Animals, and Evolution in Surrealism

    By Kirsten Strom

    The Animal Surreal situates Surrealism within the burgeoning field of Animal Studies by examining Surrealist representations of nonhuman animals through the lens of Darwinian theory. Unlike Marx and Freud, Darwin was rarely cited by name as a source for the Surrealists, and yet his influence is…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

    Delacroix, Hugo, and the French Social Imaginary

    By Marilyn R. Brown

    The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung

    A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

    By Christina K. Lindeman

    The cultural milieu in the “Age of Goethe” of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers’ patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

    Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, Bianca Kuhnel

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500, focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has…

    Hardback – 2017-04-21
    Routledge

  • Art, Animals, and Experience

    Relationships to Canines and the Natural World

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture

    Beyond the Flâneur

    By Temma Balducci

    Charles Baudelaire’s flâneur, as described in his 1863 essay "The Painter of Modern Life," remains central to understandings of gender, space, and the gaze in late nineteenth-century Paris, despite misgivings by some scholars. Baudelaire’s privileged and leisurely figure, at home on the boulevards,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12
    Routledge

  • Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

    Edited by Sven Dupré, Christine Göttler

    In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World

    By Inmaculada Rodríguez-Moya, Víctor Mínguez

    The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have had a lasting impact upon the intellectual landscape of the post-classical world. As well as provoking historical debate and reflection, they have proved an enduring yardstick by which succeeding generations have measured the architectural and cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20
    Routledge

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge