• The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook to Veils and Veiling

    Edited by Anna-Mari Almila, David Inglis

    Veils and veiling are controversial topics in social and political life, generating debates across the world. The veil is enmeshed within a complex web of relations encompassing politics, religion and gender, and conflicts over the nature of power, legitimacy, belief, freedom, agency and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking book cover

    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

  • Analysing Design Thinking: Studies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation

    By Bo T. Christensen, Linden J. Ball, Kim Halskov

    The scientific analysis of design thinking is of considerable interest to academic scholars and design practitioners across many disciplines. This research tradition has generated a growing corpus of studies examining how designers think when creating innovative products, although there has been…

    Paperback – 2017-07-03 
    CRC Press

  • Towards Tate Modern: Public Policy, Private Vision book cover

    Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    Tate Modern is not modern - it was a century in the making. This interdisciplinary book is a unique account of a how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful museum it is today. Tate Modern had to entice an audience which had earlier railed against modern art but by creating its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Visual Culture in Japan

    By Vera Mackie

    Vera Mackie, a leading scholar of Japanese history, takes the original approach of using examples of the extraordinary visual culture of the last century to bring new insights into the political and cultural history of twentieth century Japan. Each chapter focuses on one example of a particular…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  • The Narratology of Comic Art book cover

    The Narratology of Comic Art

    By Kai Mikkonen

    By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art book cover

    The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet’s translation of Hegel’s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel’s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Beauty, Violence, Representation book cover

    Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Hegel on Beauty book cover

    Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • The Bauhaus and Public Relations: Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis book cover

    The Bauhaus and Public Relations

    Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

    By Patrick Rössler

    This innovative study considers one of the most important art and design movements of the 20th century, the Bauhaus, in conjunction with current research in public relations and organizational communication, elaborating on the mechanisms of internal and external communication available to influence…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Relations

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads: Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History book cover

    Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Surrealism and the Gothic: Castles of the Interior book cover

    Surrealism and the Gothic

    Castles of the Interior

    By Neil Matheson

    Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

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