Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

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

    Designing Modern Norway

    A History of Design Discourse, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-20
    Routledge

  • Photography and Migration book cover

    Photography and Migration

    1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-18
    Routledge

  • Visual Culture in the Northern British Archipelago: Imagining Islands book cover

    Visual Culture in the Northern British Archipelago

    Imagining Islands, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ysanne Holt, David Martin-Jones, Owain Jones

    This edited collection, including contributors from the disciplines of art history, film studies, cultural geography and cultural anthropology, explores ways in which islands in the north of England and Scotland have provided space for a variety of visual-cultural practices and forms of creative…

    Hardback – 2018-06-04
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions book cover

    Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art

    Optical Deconstructions, 1st Edition

    By Edit Tóth

    This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being book cover

    Portraiture and Critical Reflections on Being

    1st Edition

    By Euripides Altintzoglou

    This book analyzes the philosophical origins of dualism in portraiture in Western culture during the Classical period, through to contemporary modes of portraiture. Dualism – the separation of mind from body - plays a central part in portraiture, given that it supplies the fundamental framework for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterranean book cover

    Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterranean

    1st Edition

    By Celeste Ianniciello

    This book is focused on the transcultural memory of the Mediterranean region and the different ways it is articulated by contemporary art practices and museum projects linked to migrations, exile, diaspora and transnationality. The artistic and curatorial examples analysed in this study articulate…

    Hardback – 2018-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies

  • Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City book cover

    Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art images are ubiquitous, and they enjoy a very special place in collective imaginary due to their ambiguous nature. Sometimes enigmatic in meaning, often stylistically crude and aesthetically aggressive, yet always visually arresting, they fill our field of vision with texts…

    Paperback – 2018-05-02
    Routledge

  • Collecting and Conserving Net Art: Moving beyond Conventional Methods book cover

    Collecting and Conserving Net Art

    Moving beyond Conventional Methods, 1st Edition

    By Annet Dekker

    Collecting and Conserving Net Art explores the qualities and characteristics of net art and its influence on conservation practices. By addressing and answering some of the challenges facing net art and providing an exploration of its intersection with conservation, the book casts a new light on…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
    Routledge

  • Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture book cover

    Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Gilchrist, Jo Joelson

    Outlandia is an off-grid artists’ fieldstation, a treehouse imagined by artists London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson) and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, situated in Glen Nevis, opposite Ben Nevis. It is performative architecture that immerses its occupants in a particular…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan: St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel book cover

    Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan

    St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aaron Rosen

    "When you're in New York" the sculptor Louise Nevelson once said, "you're in perpetual resurrection." She might have said the same thing about St. Peter's Lutheran Church, set in the heart of midtown Manhattan. In the 1970s the church made a radical move, scrapping its neo-gothic building for a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600–2010 book cover

    The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600–2010

    1st Edition

    Edited by Julia Skelly

    Directing unprecedented attention to how the idea of ’excess’ has been used by both producers and consumers of visual and material culture, this collection examines the discursive construction of excess in relation to art, material goods and people in various global contexts. The contributors…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

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