Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

  • Public Art Encounters: Art, Space and Identity book cover

    Public Art Encounters

    Art, Space and Identity

    Edited by Martin Zebracki, Joni M. Palmer

    Public art is produced and ‘lived’ within multiple, interlaced and contested political, economic, social and cultural-symbolic spheres. This lively collection is a mix of academic and practice-based writings that scrutinise conventional claims on the inclusiveness of public art practice.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge

  • Dictionary of Visual Discourse: A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms book cover

    Dictionary of Visual Discourse

    A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms

    By Barry Sandywell

    This substantial and ambitious dictionary explores the languages and cultures of visual studies. It provides the basis for understanding the foundations and motivations of current theoretical and academic discourse, as well as the different forms of visual culture that have come to organize…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime book cover

    Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s–1980s: A Geopolitics of Western Art Worlds book cover

    The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s–1980s

    A Geopolitics of Western Art Worlds

    By Catherine Dossin

    In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge

  • Prototyping Cultures: Art, Science and Politics in Beta book cover

    Prototyping Cultures

    Art, Science and Politics in Beta

    Edited by Alberto Corsin Jimenez

    Prototypes have acquired much prominence and visibility in recent times. Software development is perhaps the case in point, where the release of non-stable versions of programmes (beta versions) has become commonplace, as is famously the case in free and open source software. Prototyping has also…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present book cover

    Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Art and the City: Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape book cover

    Art and the City

    Worlding the Discussion through a Critical Artscape

    Edited by Jason Luger, Julie Ren

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • 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

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices book cover

    Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Art, Animals, and Experience: Relationships to Canines and the Natural World book cover

    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 – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics book cover

    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 – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Nancy Spero, Encounters book cover

    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 – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

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