Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

  • Environment and the Arts: Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics book cover

    Environment and the Arts

    Perspectives on Environmental Aesthetics

    Edited by Arnold Berleant

    This title was first published in 2002: The environment raises basic questions about many of the fundamental concepts and doctrines in aesthetics and the arts. Including new work by the leading international contributors to environmental aesthetics, this is the first book to deal with the relations…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance book cover

    New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance

    By Camille C. Baker

    New Directions in Mobile Media and Performance explores various performative projects and forms of expression that have emerged since the onset of the smartphone. It focuses mainly on new concepts and developments that have emerged in mobile media performance. It showcases the intimate and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-23 
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Artangel and Financing British Art: Adapting to Social and Economic Change book cover

    Artangel and Financing British Art

    Adapting to Social and Economic Change

    By Charlotte Gould

    The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present book cover

    Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition

    Commemorating the Present

    By Peter D. Osborne

    In this book, Osborne demonstrates why and how photography as photography has survived and flourished since the rise of digital processes, when many anticipated its dissolution into a generalized system of audio-visual representations or its collapse under the relentless overload of digital imagery…

    Hardback – 2018-07-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary: Local Contexts and Global Practices book cover

    Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary

    Local Contexts and Global Practices

    Edited by Tara Zanardi, Lynda Klich

     Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy book cover

    The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    By George Smith

    In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as “an end.” That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Sculpture and Film book cover

    Sculpture and Film

    Edited by Jon Wood, Ian Christie

    During much of the twentieth century, film was often assumed to be a ‘flat’ pictorial art, more often compared with painting and graphic media than with sculpture. In the last few decades, however, film has come to be more closely associated with sculpture, and in recent years, it has largely been…

    Hardback – 2018-06-29 
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing book cover

    Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism book cover

    Installation Art and the Practices of Archivalism

    By David Houston Jones

    On the leading edge of trauma and archival studies, this timely book engages with the recent growth in visual projects that respond to the archive, focusing in particular on installation art. It traces a line of argument from practitioners who explicitly depict the archive (Samuel Beckett,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse book cover

    Designing Modern Norway

    A History of Design Discourse

    By Kjetil Fallan

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-22 
    Routledge

  • Photography and Migration book cover

    Photography and Migration

    Edited by Tanya Sheehan

    Written in the context of unprecedented dislocation and a global refugee crisis, this edited volume thinks through photography’s long and complex relationship to human migration. While contemporary media images largely frame migration in terms of trauma, victimhood, and pity, so much more can be…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21 
    Routledge

  • Changing Representations of Nature and the City: The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies book cover

    Changing Representations of Nature and the City

    The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies

    Edited by Gabriel N. Gee, Alison Vogelaar

    The turn of the 1960s-70s, characterized by the rapid acceleration of globalization, prompted a radical transformation in the perception of urban and natural environments. The urban revolution and related prospect of the total urbanisation of the planet, in concert with rapid population growth and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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