Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

  • 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 through ten thematic chapters and includes the work of cis- and trans-woman photographers.Developing the argument that through aesthetic force…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge

  • Art, Animals, and Experience

    Relationships to Canines and the Natural World

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the ‘elitist’ and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall

    History, Memory, Aesthetics

    By Peter Muir

    Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics theorises images from Attie's 'The Writing on the Wall 1991-1993' installation as a memorial activity, and as an index or habitation for history. The images, which appeared in Berlin's Scheunenviertel district, are suspended by the…

    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

  • Art in Consumer Culture

    Mis-Design

    By Grace McQuilten

    Written with beautiful clarity, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of commodification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in contemporary artistic practices in order…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Art Practice in a Digital Culture

    Edited by Hazel Gardiner, Charlie Gere

    Much as art history is in the process of being transformed by new information communication technologies, often in ways that are either disavowed or resisted, art practice is also being changed by those same technologies. One of the most obvious symptoms of this change is the increasing numbers of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Patricia Johanson and the Re-Invention of Public Environmental Art, 1958–2010

    By Xin Wu

    Impeccably researched and richly detailed, this book addresses the issue of translation between visual arts and landscape design in the 50 more years career of Patricia Johanson, an important artist in the second half of the twentieth-century. Examining the artist’s search for an "art of the real"…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Looking Beyond Borderlines

    North America's Frontier Imagination

    By Lee Rodney

    American territorial borders have undergone significant and unparalleled changes in the last decade. They serve as a powerful and emotionally charged locus for American national identity that correlates with the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central…

    Hardback – 2017-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Intersecting Art and Technology in Practice

    Techne/Technique/Technology

    Edited by Camille C Baker, Kate Sicchio

    This book focuses on the artistic process, creativity and collaboration, and personal approaches to creation and ideation, in making digital and electronic technology-based art. Less interested in the outcome itself – the artefact, artwork or performance – contributors instead highlight the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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