• Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics book cover

    Tracking Color in Cinema and Art

    Philosophy and Aesthetics

    By Edward Branigan

    Color is one of cinema’s most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual cues to tell stories, stage ideas, and elicit feelings. But what if color is not—or not only—a formal system, but instead a linguistic effect, emerging from the slipstream of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-11 
    Routledge

  • Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture book cover

    Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture

    By Peter Šenk

    This book investigates the architectural, product design and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the "capsule." Here it is presented with regard to the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
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  • 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 – 2017-10-06 
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    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Byron, Sully, and the Power of Portraiture book cover

    Byron, Sully, and the Power of Portraiture

    By John Clubbe

    First published in 2005. Since the early nineteenth century, Byron, the man and his image, have captured the hearts and minds of untold legions of people of all political and social stripes in Britain, Europe, America, and around the world. This book focuses on the history and cultural significance…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Lord Byron

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

    Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    This interdisciplinary book examines how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful gallery it is today. Donnellan argues that, faced with the prospect of convincing a sceptical public, Tate Modern set about establishing its own vision of art, its own vision of a public, and its own…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt: Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom book cover

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt

    Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom

    By Laurel Bestock

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt examines the use of Egyptian pictures of violence prior to the New Kingdom. Starting with the assertion that making and displaying such images served as a tactic of power, related to but separate from the actual practice of violence, the book explores the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • Generative Systems Art: The work of Ernest Edmonds book cover

    Generative Systems Art

    The work of Ernest Edmonds

    By Francesca Franco

    In this unique book the author explores the history of pioneering computer art and its contribution to art history by way of examining Ernest Edmonds’ art from the late 1960s to the present day. Edmonds’ inventions of new concepts, tools and forms of art, along with his close involvement with the…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
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    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Art, Science and the Brain: Developing a Complete Mind book cover

    Art, Science and the Brain

    Developing a Complete Mind

    By Roche Richard, Sean Commins, Francesca Farina

    Art, Science and the Brain explores the relationship between art and science, considering how these seemingly polarised fields have historically informed and influenced each other. Reflecting on a time when art and science were considered inseparable and symbiotic pursuits, the book discusses…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge

  • The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture book cover

    The Nostalgic Sublime and the Role of Terror in Contemporary Culture

    By Matthew Leggatt

    This book re-examines the role of the sublime across a range of disparate cultural texts, from architecture and art, to literature, digital technology, and film, detailing a worrying trend towards nostalgia and arguing that, although the sublime has the potential to be the most powerful uniting…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
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    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu book cover

    The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Future North: the Changing Arctic Landscapes book cover

    Future North

    the Changing Arctic Landscapes

    Edited by Janike Kampevold Larsen, Peter Hemmersam

    What is the future for northern landscapes? How will they look? What will it be like to live there? Who will live there and how will they sustain themselves? More importantly still: How do our expectations, projections and actions now contribute to shaping the future north - its communities, its…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Landscape Architecture: History - Culture - Theory - Practice

  • Late Ruskin: New Contexts: New Contexts book cover

    Late Ruskin: New Contexts

    New Contexts

    By Francis O'Gorman

    This title was first published in 2001. Ruskin said that 1860 marked the beginning of his 'proper work'. This study presents new, historicized readings of important texts and themes from that late period, 1860-1889, discussing in detail works including Unto this Last (1860), the Lectures on Art (…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

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