Modern Art Now in Paperback

  • Marie Laurencin

    Une femme inadaptée in Feminist Histories of Art

    By Elizabeth Louise Kahn

    Marie Laurencin, in spite of the noticeable reputation she made in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century, has attracted only sporadic attention by late-twentieth century art historians. Until now the substance of her art and the feminist issues that were entangled in her life have been…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • The Nabis and Intimate Modernism

    Painting and the Decorative at the Fin-de-Siècle

    By Katherine M. Kuenzli

    Providing a fresh perspective on an important but underappreciated group of late nineteenth-century French painters, this is the first book to provide an in-depth account of the Nabis' practice of the decorative, and its significance for twentieth-century modernism. Over the course of the ten…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Biocentrism and Modernism

    Edited by Oliver A.I. Botar, Isabel Wünsche

    Examining the complex intersections between art and scientific approaches to the natural world, Biocentrism and Modernism reveals another side to the development of Modernism. While many historians have framed this movement as being mechanistic and "against" nature, the essays in this collection…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism

    Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater and Burne-Jones

    By Jason Edwards

    Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism presents the first sustained re-evaluation of the life and work of one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Sculpture and the Garden

    Edited by Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell

    Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • The Yeats Circle, Verbal and Visual Relations in Ireland, 1880–1939

    By Karen E. Brown

    Focusing on W.B. Yeats's ideal of mutual support between the arts, Karen Brown sheds new light on how collaborations and differences between members of the Yeats family circle contributed to the metamorphosis of the Irish Cultural Revival into Irish Modernism. Making use of primary materials and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Soil and Stone

    Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment

    Edited by Frances Fowle, Richard Thomson

    The Impressionists are world renowned for their vibrant depictions of the atmospheric effects and shimmering beauty of the French countryside. These paintings, often produced in Paris, found an enthusiastic market in the city. The inhabitants of that hub of modernity had an apparently paradoxical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Visual Arts Research Institute Edinburgh

  • Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

    Edited by Peter Draper

    Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Modernism and the Mediterranean

    The Maeght Foundation

    By Jan K. Birksted

    Situated in a Mediterranean landscape, the Maeght Foundation is a unique Modernist museum, product of an extraordinary collaboration between the architect, José Luis Sert, and the artists whose work was to be displayed there. The architecture, garden design and art offer a rare opportunity to see…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Histories of Vision

  • Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia

    On the Needles of Days

    By Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Michael Richardson, Ian Walker

    Surrealism and Photography in Czechoslovakia: On the Needles of Days sheds much-needed light on the location of the greatest concentration of Surrealist photography and examines the culture and tradition within which it has taken root and flourished. The volume explores a rich and important…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Sculpture and the Museum

    Edited by Christopher R. Marshall

    Sculpture and the Museum is the first in-depth examination of the varying roles and meanings assigned to sculpture in museums and galleries during the modern period, from neo-classical to contemporary art practice. It considers a rich array of curatorial strategies and settings in order to examine…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Scotland, CEMA and the Arts Council, 1919-1967

    Background, Politics and Visual Art Policy

    By Euan McArthur

    A case study of the relationship between arts and cultural policy and nationalism, Scotland, CEMA and the Arts Council, 1919-1967: Background, Politics and Visual Art Policy examines the overlooked significance of Scotland in the development of British arts policy and institutions. This study is…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914)

    Privacy, Publicity, and Personality

    By Elizabeth Emery

    Why did writers' private homes become so linked to their work that contemporaries began preserving them as museums? Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum addresses this and other questions by providing an overview of the social forces that brought writers' homes to the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

    By Lene Østermark-Johansen

    Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture is the first monograph to discuss the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic theories with his theories on language and writing, to demonstrate how his ideas of the visual and written language are…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    British Art: Global Contexts

  • Perspectives on Manet

    Edited by Therese Dolan

    Bringing forth fresh perspectives on Manet's art by established scholars, this volume places this compelling and elusive artist's painted Å“uvre within a broader cultural context, and links his artistic preoccupations with literary and musical currents. Rather than seeking consensus on his art…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • The Screen in Surrealist Art and Thought

    By Haim Finkelstein

    An interrogation of the notion of space in Surrealist theory and philosophy, this study analyzes the manifestations of space in the paintings and writings done in the framework of the Surrealist Movement. Haim Finkelstein introduces the 'screen' as an important spatial paradigm that clarifies and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Suffering and Sentiment in Romantic Military Art

    By Philip Shaw

    In a moving intervention into Romantic-era depictions of the dead and wounded, Philip Shaw's timely study directs our gaze to the neglected figure of the common soldier. How suffering and sentiment were portrayed in a variety of visual and verbal media is Shaw's particular concern, as he examines a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and Archaeology

    Edited by Paul Bonaventura, Andrew Jones

    In recent years the intersections between art history and archaeology have become the focus of critical analysis by both disciplines. Contemporary sculpture has played a key role in this dialogue. The essays in this volume, by art historians, archaeologists and artists, take the intersection…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Modernism on Stage

    The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde

    By Juliet Bellow

    Modernism on Stage restores Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes to its central role in the Parisian art world of the 1910s and 1920s. During those years, the Ballets Russes’ stage served as a dynamic forum for the interaction of artistic genres - dance, music and painting - in a mixed-media form…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Visual Merchandising

    The Image of Selling

    Edited by Louisa Iarocci

    Situated at the crossroads of visual culture and consumerism, this essay collection examines visual merchandising as both a business and an art. It seeks to challenge that scholarly ambivalence that often celebrates the spectacle but denies the agenda of consumerism. The volume considers strategies…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and the Vitrine

    Edited by John C. Welchman

    Vitrines and glass cabinets are familiar apparatuses that have in large part defined modern modes of display and visibility, both within and beyond the museum. They separate objects from their contexts, group them with other objects, both similar and dissimilar, and often serve to reinforce their…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Visualizing Haiti in U.S. Culture, 1910–1950

    By Lindsay J. Twa

    From the late 1910s through the 1950s, particularly, the Caribbean nation of Haiti drew the attention and imaginations of many key U.S. artists, yet curiously, while significant studies have been published on Haiti's history and inter-American exchanges, none analyze visual representations with any…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and Psychoanalysis

    By Brandon Taylor

    Just what do psychoanalysis and modern sculpture have to do with one another? The present collection of essays, unique in its field, shows how key metaphors of Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalysis - splitting, projection, sublimation, identification, the schizoid and reparative mechanisms - as well…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture