Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary 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

  • Photography and Place: Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945 book cover

    Photography and Place

    Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945, 1st Edition

    By Donna West Brett

    As a recording device, photography plays a unique role in how we remember places and events that happened there. This includes recording events as they happen, or recording places where something occurred before the photograph was taken, commonly referred to as aftermath photography. This book…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing: Subjugated Knowledges book cover

    The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing

    Subjugated Knowledges, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book considers the history of Do It Yourself art, music and publishing, demonstrating how DIY strategies have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. Through secondary research, observation and original interviews, each chapter details the peak period of a city’s…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City: Creative Retreat book cover

    Contemporary Artists Working Outside the City

    Creative Retreat, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Lowndes

    This book reflects on the motivations of creative practitioners who have moved out of cities from the mid-1960s onwards to establish creative homesteads. The book focuses on desert exile painter Agnes Martin, radical filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman, and iconoclastic conceptual artist Chris…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Artistic Interventions in Organizations: Research, Theory and Practice book cover

    Artistic Interventions in Organizations

    Research, Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulla Johansson Sköldberg, Jill Woodilla, Ariane Berthoin Antal

    Artistic intervention, where the world of the arts is brought into organizations, has increasingly become a research field in itself with strong links to both creativity and innovation. Opportunities for the arts to interact with public and private organizations occur worldwide, but during the last…

    Paperback – 2018-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries

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