Art & Visual Culture: Art & Gender

  • Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture

    Beyond the Flâneur

    By Temma Balducci

    Charles Baudelaire’s flâneur, as described in his 1863 essay "The Painter of Modern Life," remains central to understandings of gender, space, and the gaze in late nineteenth-century Paris, despite misgivings by some scholars. Baudelaire’s privileged and leisurely figure, at home on the boulevards,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings

    Work Place/Domestic Space

    By Kirstin Ringelberg

    Were late nineteenth-century gender boundaries as restrictive as is generally held? In Redefining Gender in American Impressionist Studio Paintings: Work Place/Domestic Space, Kirstin Ringelberg argues that it is time to bring the current re-evaluation of the notion of separate spheres to these…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    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 – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • 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 – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Images of Children in Byzantium

    By Cecily Hennessy

    This book covers a subject that has never previously been addressed, and yet it is both a fascinating and a provocative one: the representation of children in Byzantium. The visual material is extensive, intriguing and striking, and the historical context is crucially important to our understanding…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Nancy Spero, Encounters

    By Joanna S. Walker

    An original and valuable intervention in the fast-growing field of feminist and new art histories, Nancy Spero, Encounters offers a sophisticated interpretation of the work of a highly original and under-represented woman artist. The study proposes a new model of comparatism within the field of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Landscape Imagery, Politics, and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968–1989

    By Catherine Wilkins

    Landscape Imagery, Politics and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 explores the communicative relationship between German landscape painting and the viewing public that developed in the wake of the student revolutions of the late 1960s. The book demonstrates that, contrary to some historical…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Interior Portraiture and Masculine Identity in France, 1789–1914

    Edited by Temma Balducci, Heather Belnap Jensen, Pamela J. Warner

    Focusing specifically on portraiture as a genre, this volume challenges scholarly assumptions that regard interior spaces as uniquely feminine. Contributors analyze portraits of men in domestic and studio spaces in France during the long nineteenth century; the preponderance of such portraits alone…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England

    My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered

    By Colleen Denney

    Exploring the concept of portrait as memoir, Women, Portraiture and the Crisis of Identity in Victorian England: My Lady Scandalous Reconsidered examines the images and lives of four prominent Victorian women who steered their way through scandal to forge unique identities. The volume shows the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry

    Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture

    Edited by Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Christopher Reed

    Augmenting recent developments in theories of gender and sexuality, this anthology marks a compelling new phase in queer scholarship. Navigating notions of silence, misunderstanding, pleasure, and even affects of phobia in artworks and texts, the essays in this volume propose new and surprising…

    Hardback – 2017-01-26 
    Routledge

  • Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts

    Court Culture in Seventeenth-Century Northern Europe

    Edited by Kristoffer Neville, Lisa Skogh

    As queen consort and dowager, Hedwig Eleonora (1636–1715) held a unique position in Sweden for more than half a century. As the dominant collector and patron of art and architecture in the realm, she left a strong mark on Swedish court culture. Her dynastic network among the Northern European…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Liminalities of Gender and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography

    Desirous Bodies

    By Staci Gem Scheiwiller

    Nineteenth-century Iran was an ocularcentered society predicated on visuality and what was seen and unseen, and photographs became liminal sites of desire that maneuvered "betwixt and between" various social spaces—public, private, seen, unseen, accessible, and forbidden—thus mapping, graphing, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

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