Art & Visual Culture: Art & Gender

  • Of Armor and Men in Medieval England: The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies book cover

    Of Armor and Men in Medieval England

    The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

    By Rachel Ann Dressler

    Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Allison Levy

    Whereas recent studies of early modern widowhood by social, economic and cultural historians have called attention to the often ambiguous, yet also often empowering, experience and position of widows within society, Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe is the first book to consider…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics book cover

    Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics

    By Claire Raymond

    Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge

  • Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung: A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany book cover

    Representing Duchess Anna Amalia's Bildung

    A Visual Metamorphosis in Portraiture from Political to Personal in Eighteenth-Century Germany

    By Christina K. Lindeman

    The cultural milieu in the “Age of Goethe” of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writers’ patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one…

    Hardback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Marie Laurencin: Une femme inadaptée in Feminist Histories of Art book cover

    Marie Laurencin

    Une femme inadaptée in Feminist Histories of Art

    By Elizabeth Louise Kahn

    Marie Laurencin, in spite of the noticeable reputation she made in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century, has attracted only sporadic attention by late-twentieth century art historians. Until now the substance of her art and the feminist issues that were entangled in her life have been…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • Between Union and Liberation: Women Artists in South Africa 1910-1994 book cover

    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

  • Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture: Beyond the Flâneur book cover

    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 – 2017-04-12
    Routledge

  • Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530: Experience, Authority, Resistance book cover

    Envisioning Gender in Burgundian Devotional Art, 1350–1530

    Experience, Authority, Resistance

    By Andrea Pearson

    Illuminated here are the relationships between visual culture, faith, and gender in the courtly, monastic, and urban spheres of the early modern Burgundian Netherlands. By examining works by artists such as the Master of Mary of Burgundy, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, and Bernard van Orley, author…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe book cover

    Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Helen Hills

    Written by leading scholars in the field, the essays in this book address the relationships between gender and the built environment, specifically architecture, in early modern Europe. In recent years scholars have begun to investigate the ways in which architecture plays a part in the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • French Paintings of Childhood and Adolescence, 1848–1886 book cover

    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

  • Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Local/Global

    Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century

    Edited by Deborah Cherry, Janice Helland

    Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century is the first book to investigate women artists working in disparate parts of the world. This major new book offers a dazzling array of compelling essays on art, architecture and design by leading writers: Joan Kerr on art in Australia by…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Erotic Cultures of Renaissance Italy book cover

    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

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