Art & Visual Culture: Art & Gender

  • Women Artists and the Decorative Arts 1880-1935: The Gender of Ornament book cover

    Women Artists and the Decorative Arts 1880-1935

    The Gender of Ornament

    Edited by Bridget Elliott, Janice Helland

    This title was first published in 2002. To date, studies explaining decorative practice in the early modernist period have largely overlooked the work of women artists. For the most part, studies have focused on the denigration of decorative work by leading male artists, frequently dismissed as…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence: Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace book cover

    Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence

    Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

    By Stefanie Solum

    Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court: The Princesse de Lamballe book cover

    Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court

    The Princesse de Lamballe

    By Sarah Grant

    This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections, and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette’s inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess’s many portrait commissions and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts book cover

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts

    By Renana Bartal

    Gender, Piety, and Production in Fourteenth-Century English Apocalypse Manuscripts is the first in-depth study of three textually and iconographically diverse Apocalypses illustrated in England in the first half of the fourteenth century by a single group of artists. It offers a close look at a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain book cover

    Louise Jopling

    A Biographical and Cultural Study of the Modern Woman Artist in Victorian Britain

    By Patricia de Montfort

    Louise Jopling: A Biographical and Cultural Study is the first in-depth study of this nineteenth-century painter who was among the first women admitted to the Royal Society of British Artists (in 1902). In part an engaging biography of a compelling celebrity figure and social campaigner in…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures book cover

    Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures

    Edited by Joan DelPlato, Julie Codell

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ’oriental’ bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 book cover

    Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900

    Edited by Melia Belli Bose

    Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500–1900 brings women's engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art: Agency, Performance, and Representation book cover

    Emma Hamilton and Late Eighteenth-Century European Art

    Agency, Performance, and Representation

    By Ersy Contogouris

    This book offers a renewed look at Emma Hamilton, the eighteenth-century celebrity who was depicted by many major artists, including Angelica Kauffman, George Romney, and Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun. Adopting an art historical and feminist lens, Ersy Contogouris analyzes works of art in which Hamilton…

    Hardback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Visual Cultures of Foundling Care in Renaissance Italy book cover

    Visual Cultures of Foundling Care in Renaissance Italy

    By Diana Bullen Presciutti

    The social problem of infant abandonment captured the public’s imagination in Italy during the fifteenth century, a critical period of innovation and development in charitable discourses. As charity toward foundlings became a political priority, the patrons and supporters of foundling hospitals…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge

  • Pop Art and Popular Music: Jukebox Modernism book cover

    Pop Art and Popular Music

    Jukebox Modernism

    By Melissa L. Mednicov

    This book offers an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to Pop art scholarship through a recuperation of popular music into art historical understandings of the movement. Jukebox modernism is a procedure by which Pop artists used popular music within their works to disrupt decorous modernism…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    Edited by Jennifer G. Germann, Heidi A. Strobel

    Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge

  • Female Body Image in Contemporary Art: Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness book cover

    Female Body Image in Contemporary Art

    Dieting, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, and Fatness

    By Emily L. Newman

    Numerous contemporary artists, particularly female artists, have chosen to examine the idealization of the female body. In this crucial book, Emily L. Newman focuses on a number of key themes including obesity, anorexia, bulimia, dieting, self-harm, and female body image. Many artists utilize their…

    Hardback – 2018-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

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