History of Art titles now in paperback

  • Early Modern Visual Allegory

    Embodying Meaning

    Edited by Cristelle Baskins, Lisa Rosenthal

    The first book in over twenty-five years devoted solely to allegory and personification in art history, this anthology complements current literary and cultural studies of allegory. The volume re-examines early modern allegorical imagery in light of crucial material, contextual and methodological…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • Growing Old in Early Modern Europe

    Cultural Representations

    Edited by Erin J. Campbell

    The goal of the twelve essays in this volume, contributed by scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and medicine, is to enrich our understanding of cultural discourses on ageing in early modern Europe. While a number of books examine old age in other eras, and a few touch on…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • German Romantic Painting Redefined

    Nazarene Tradition and the Narratives of Romanticism

    By Mitchell Benjamin Frank

    The modernist aesthetic and, later, Nazi ideology split German Romantic painting into two opposed phases, an early progressive movement, represented by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840) and Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810), and a later reactionary one - epitomized by Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869)…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • Between Union and Liberation

    Women Artists in South Africa 1910-1994

    Edited by Marion Arnold, Brenda Schmahmann

    The essays collected here investigate art made by women in South Africa between 1910, the year of Union, and 1994, the year of the first democratic election. During this period, complex political circumstances and the impact of modernism in South Africa affected the production of images and objects…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • French Paintings of Childhood and Adolescence, 1848–1886

    By Anna Green

    The premise of Anna Green's timely and original book, is that nineteenth-century representations of childhood and adolescence-in paintings, but also in other forms of visual culture and in diverse written discourses of the period-are critical for understanding modernity. Whilst such well-worn…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Rubens and the Archaeology of Myth, 1610–1620

    Visual and Poetic Memory

    By Aneta Georgievska-Shine

    Focusing on four Rubens paintings created between 1610 and 1620 - Prometheus Bound, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, Juno and Argus, and The Finding of Erichthonius - this book re-examines the artist's approach to classical mythology. These theoretically-informed readings provide a fuller…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Erotic Cultures of Renaissance Italy

    Edited by Sara F. Matthews-Grieco

    Concentrating largely on the 'middle ranks' of society in Renaissance Italy - artisans, merchants, and professionals such as bankers and lawyers - this book focuses on new social subjects, new documents and unusual objects. Using innovative methods of inquiry and interdisciplinary analytical tools,…

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

  • The Renaissance Palace in Florence

    Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy

    By James R. Lindow

    This book provides a reassessment of the theory of magnificence in light of the related social virtue of splendour. Author James Lindow highlights how magnificence, when applied to private palaces, extended beyond the exterior to include the interior as a series of splendid spaces where virtuous…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Re-Reading Leonardo

    The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900

    Edited by Claire Farago

    For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Capturing Japan in Nineteenth-Century New England Photography Collections

    By Eleanor M. Hight

    Capturing Japan in Nineteenth-Century New England Photography Collections examines the evidence left behind from a famous first encounter-that of prominent New England Americans with the remnants of feudal Japan in the 1870s and 1880s. The study reveals that, despite these Americans' varied reasons…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • History's Beauties

    Women and the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900

    By Lara Perry

    The 'beauties' - women of note - who were welcomed to the National Portrait Gallery's early collection were those whose lives and portraits were recognized as significant to the 'civil, ecclesiastical and literary history of the nation'. This brief was interpreted to include figures as diverse as…

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

  • Painting the Bible

    Representation and Belief in Mid-Victorian Britain

    By Michaela Giebelhausen

    Painting the Bible is the first book to investigate the transformations that religious painting underwent in mid-Victorian England. It charts the emergence of a Protestant realist painting in a period of increasing doubt, scientific discovery and biblical criticism. The book analyzes the position…

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

  • The Galerie Espagnole and the Museo Nacional 1835–1853

    Saving Spanish Art, or the Politics of Patrimony

    By Alisa Luxenberg

    An important and critical re-evaluation of the Galerie Espagnole, this book presents new interpretations of the special collection of Spanish (or purportedly Spanish) paintings formed under Louis-Philippe and exhibited in the Louvre from 1838 through 1848. Alisa Luxenberg undertakes a new…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France

    Appearance, Materials, and Significance

    By Janet E. Snyder

    Richly illustrated, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France is a comprehensive investigation of church portal sculpture installed between the 1130s and the 1170s. At more than twenty great churches, beginning at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and extending around Paris from Provins in the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857

    Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public

    By Elizabeth A. Pergam

    An overdue study of a groundbreaking event, this is the first book-length examination of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. Intended to rehabilitate Manchester's image at a heady time of economic prosperity, the Exhibition became a touchstone for aesthetic, social, and economic issues…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • Iconoclasm

    Contested Objects, Contested Terms

    Edited by Stacy Boldrick, Richard Clay

    The word 'iconoclasm' is most often used in relation to sculpture, because it is sculptures that most visibly bear witness to physical damage. But damage can also be invisible, and the actions of iconoclasm can be subtle and varying. Iconoclastic acts include the addition of objects and accessories…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Pantheons

    Transformations of a Monumental Idea

    Edited by Richard Wrigley, Matthew Craske

    The institution of the pantheon has come a long way from its classical origins. Invented to describe a temple dedicated to many deities, the term later became so far removed from its original meaning, that by the twentieth century, it has been able to exist independently of any architectural and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Rodin

    The Zola of Sculpture

    Edited by Claudine Mitchell

    The expression 'the Zola of Sculpture' was coined in the circles of the Royal Academy in the 1880s as a term of abuse. Rodin: 'The Zola of Sculpture' reveals how the appraisal of Rodin in British culture was shaped by controversies around the literary models of Zola and Baudelaire, in a period when…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Indian Renaissance

    British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

    By Hermione de Almeida, George H. Gilpin

    Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India is the first comprehensive examination of British artists whose first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for the Romantic Movement in England; it is also a survey of the transformation of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation

    Equicola's Seasons of Desire

    By Anthony Colantuono

    Titian, Colonna and the Renaissance Science of Procreation demonstrates that two major monuments of Italian Renaissance culture - Bellini's and Titian's famous series of mytho-poetical paintings for the camerino of Duke Alfonso d'Este of Ferrara, and Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili -…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Mikhail Larionov and the Cultural Politics of Late Imperial Russia

    By Sarah Warren

    In the turbulent atmosphere of early twentieth-century Tsarist Russia, avant-garde artists took advantage of a newly pluralistic culture in order to challenge orthodoxies of form as well as social prohibitions. Very few did this as effectively, or to as broad an audience, as Mikhail Larionov. This…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Flemish and Dutch Artists in Early Modern England

    Collaboration and Competition, 1460-1680

    By Mary Bryan H. Curd

    By examining their production practices in a variety of genres”including manuscript illustration, glass painting and staining, tapestry manufacture, portrait painting, and engraving”this book explores how Netherlandish artists migrating to England in the early modern period overcame difficulties…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598–1621

    By Lisa A. Banner

    Introducing fresh archival evidence, author Lisa Banner here demonstrates how Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, first Duke of Lerma, served as a vital link in Habsburg architectural patronage. She traces Lerma's trajectory as, beginning with the ancient royal city of Valladolid, he embarked on a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence

    Edited by Daniel J. Rycroft

    How have imperialism and its after-effects impacted patterns of cultural exchange, artistic creativity and historical/curatorial interpretation? World Art and the Legacies of Colonial Violence - comprised of ten essays by an international roster of art historians, curators, and anthropologists -…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge