Visual Culture titles now in paperback!

  • Reactions to the Master

    Michelangelo's Effect on Art and Artists in the Sixteenth Century

    Edited by Francis Ames-Lewis, Paul Joannides

    The immense effect that Michelangelo had on many artists working in the sixteenth century is widely acknowledged by historians of Italian Renaissance art. Yet until recently greater stress has been placed on the individuality of these artists' styles and interpretation rather than on the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25

  • Picturing Children

    Constructions of Childhood Between Rousseau and Freud

    Edited by Marilyn R. Brown

    The representation of children in modern European visual culture has often been marginalized by Art History as sentimental and trivial. For this reason the subject of childhood in relation to art and its production has largely been ignored. Confronting this dismissal, this unique collection of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • Representing Berlin

    Sexuality and the City in Imperial and Weimar Germany

    By Dorothy Rowe

    Berlin, city of Bertolt Brecht, Marlene Dietrich, cabaret and German Expressionism, a city identified with a female sexuality - at first alluring but then dangerous. In this fascinating study, Dorothy Rowe turns our attention to Berlin as a sexual landscape. She investigates the processes by which…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • Siting Federico Barocci and the Renaissance Aesthetic

    By Peter Gillgren

    Focusing on what he calls 'the performative gaze', the author explores the artistic world of the Urbino painter Federico Barocci (1535-1612) in the context of Renaissance culture. Through analysis of Barocci's works, Gillgren also sheds new light on Renaissance aesthetic communication generally.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico

    By Mónica Domínguez Torres

    Bringing to bear her extensive knowledge of the cultures of Renaissance Europe and sixteenth-century Mexico, Mónica Domínguez Torres here investigates the significance of military images and symbols in post-Conquest Mexico. She shows how the 'conquest' in fact involved dynamic exchanges between…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour

    By Carole Paul

    The redecoration of the exhibition spaces at the Borghese palace and villa, undertaken together with the reinstallation of the family's vast art collections, was one of the most important events in the cultural life of eighteenth-century Rome. In this comprehensive study, Carole Paul reconstructs…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe

    Picturing the Social Margins

    Edited by Tom Nichols

    Others and Outcasts in Early Modern Europe is the first book to focus directly on the visual representation of marginal and outcast people in early modern Europe. The volume offers a comprehensive and groundbreaking analysis of a wide range of images featuring Jews and Turks, roguish beggars,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06

  • Across the World with the Johnsons

    Visual Culture and American Empire in the Twentieth Century

    By Prue Ahrens, Lamont Lindstrom, Fiona Paisley

    During the interwar period Osa and Martin Johnson became famous for their films that brought exotic and far-off locations to the American cinema. Before the advent of mass tourism and television, their films played a major part in providing the means by which large audiences in the US and beyond…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Problem Pictures

    Women and Men in Victorian Painting

    By Pamela Gerrish Nunn

    During the Victorian period there developed a new anxiety about male-female relations and roles in modern society, as described by a member of the Athenaeum in 1858, ’the distinction of man and woman, their separate as well as their joint rights, begins to occupy the attention of our whole…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • The Concept of the 'Master' in Art Education in Britain and Ireland, 1770 to the Present

    Edited by Matthew C. Potter

    A novel investigation into art pedagogy and constructions of national identities in Britain and Ireland, this collection explores the student-master relationship in case studies ranging chronologically from 1770 to 2013, and geographically over the national art schools of England, Ireland, Scotland…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

    By Lauren S. Weingarden

    For most of the twentieth century, modernist viewers dismissed the architectural ornament of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) and the majority of his theoretical writings as emotional outbursts of an outmoded romanticism. In this study, Lauren Weingarden reveals Sullivan's eloquent articulation of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • The Clement Bible at the Medieval Courts of Naples and Avignon

    A Story of Papal Power, Royal Prestige, and Patronage

    By Cathleen A. Fleck

    As a 'biography' of the fourteenth-century illustrated Bible of Clement VII, an opposition pope in Avignon from 1378-94, this social history traces the Bible's production in Naples (c. 1330) through its changing ownership and meaning in Avignon (c. 1340-1405) to its presentation as a gift to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • Landscape, Art and Identity in 1950s Britain

    By Catherine Jolivette

    During the years following World War II debates about the British landscape fused with questions of national identity as the country reconstructed its sense of self. For better or for worse artists, statesmen, and ordinary citizens saw themselves reflected in the landscape, and in turn helped to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    Edited by Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau

    Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe is the first in-depth study of the major role played by royal monuments in the public space of expanding cities across eighteenth-century Europe. Using the royal public statues as the basis for its examination of modern European cities, the…

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

  • Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India

    By Archana Verma

    Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the sixth-twelfth centuries C.E.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • The Beholder

    The Experience of Art in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Thomas Frangenberg, Robert Williams

    One of the most significant developments in the study of works of art over the past generation has been a shift in focus from the works themselves to the viewer's experience of them and the relation of that experience both to the works in question and to other aspects of cultural life. The ten…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Histories of Vision

  • The Cultural World of Eleonora di Toledo

    Duchess of Florence and Siena

    Edited by Konrad Eisenbichler

    Eleonora di Toledo was a powerful and influential woman who, over the course of nearly a quarter century (1539-62), contributed profoundly to the cultural flowering of ducal Florence. Her patronage of some of the leading artists of the time, her support of newly arrived Jesuit preachers, her…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • The Art of Religion

    Sforza Pallavicino and Art Theory in Bernini's Rome

    By Maarten Delbeke

    Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and the Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Histories of Vision

  • Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture

    Edited by Kathleen Wren Christian, David J. Drogin

    The first book to be dedicated to the topic, Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture reappraises the creative and intellectual roles of sculptor and patron. The volume surveys artistic production from the Trecento to the Cinquecento in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Venice. Using a broad…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California

    Cultural Philanthropy, Industrial Capital, and Social Authority

    By John Ott

    Through the example of Central Pacific Railroad executives, Manufacturing the Modern Patron in Victorian California redirects attention from the usual art historical protagonists - artistic producers - and rewrites narratives of American art from the unfamiliar vantage of patrons and collectors.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Seeing Across Cultures in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Dana Leibsohn, Jeanette Favrot Peterson

    What were the possibilities and limits of vision in the early modern world? How did political expansion, cross-cultural trade, scientific exploration and discrete religious practices require new ways of rendering the unknown visible, and of making what was seen knowable? Drawing upon experiences…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Artist and the State, 1777–1855

    The Politics of Universal History in British and French Painting

    By Daniel R. Guernsey

    The Artist and the State, 1777-1855: The Politics of Universal History in British & French Painting is the first book-length study to examine political uses of 'universal history', or the philosophy of history, in European art from 1777 to 1855. Daniel R. Guernsey discusses a range of mural…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present

    A Cultural History

    Edited by Charlotte Gould, Sophie Mesplède

    A cultural history of the first truly modern art market, Marketing Art in the British Isles, 1700 to the Present furthers the burgeoning exploration of Britain's struggle to carve a niche for itself on the international art scene. Bringing together scholars from the UK, US, Europe, and Asia, this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • The Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century Porcelain

    By Alden Cavanaugh

    Edited by Michael E. Yonan

    During the eighteenth century, porcelain held significant cultural and artistic importance. This collection represents one of the first thorough scholarly attempts to explore the diversity of the medium's cultural meanings. Among the volume's purposes is to expose porcelain objects to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14