Art & Visual Culture: Contemporary Art

  • Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice book cover

    Art : Process : Change

    Inside a Socially Situated Practice, 1st Edition

    By Loraine Leeson

    This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of…

    Paperback – 2019-09-27
    Routledge

  • Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images book cover

    Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts

    Attraction Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Schober

    This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to "all of us". One key figure these practices bring into play—the "everybody" (which stands for "all of us" and is sometimes a "new man" or a "new…

    Hardback – 2019-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations book cover

    The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

    1st Edition

    By Phaedra Shanbaum

    This book is about the digital interface and its use in interactive new media art installations. It examines the aesthetic aspects of the interface through a theoretical exploration of new media artists, who create, and tactically deploy, digital interfaces in their work in order to question the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Thinking Design Through Literature book cover

    Thinking Design Through Literature

    1st Edition

    By Susan Yelavich

    This book deploys literature to explore the social lives of objects and places. The first book of its kind, it embraces things as diverse as escalators, coins, skyscrapers, pottery, radios, and robots, and encompasses places as various as home, country, cities, streets, and parks. Here, fiction,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White

    The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture convenes a wide array of critical voices from architecture, art history, urbanism, geography, anthropology, media and performance studies, computer science, bio-engineering, environmental studies, and sociology that help us…

    Hardback – 2019-08-21
    Routledge

  • Along the Indian Highway: An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition book cover

    Along the Indian Highway

    An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition, 1st Edition

    By Cathrine Bublatzky

    This book is an ethnographic study of the travelling art exhibition Indian Highway that presented Indian contemporary art in Europe and China between 2008 and 2012, a significant period for the art world that saw the rise and fall of the national exhibition format. It analyses art exhibition as a…

    Hardback – 2019-08-19
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live book cover

    Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times

    The Revolution Will Be Live, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric J. Schruers, Kristina Olson

    This volume is an anthology of current groundbreaking research on social practice art. Contributing scholars provide a variety of assessments of recent projects as well as earlier precedents, define approaches to art production, and provide crucial political context. The topics and art projects…

    Hardback – 2019-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s: Production by Design book cover

    Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s

    Production by Design, 1st Edition

    By Bill Roberts

    This book examines artists’ engagements with design and architecture since the 1980s, and asks what they reveal about contemporary capitalist production and social life. Setting recent practices in historical relief, and exploring the work of Dan Graham, Rita McBride, Tobias Rehberger and Liam…

    Hardback – 2019-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design History

  • Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy book cover

    Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Hedquist

    The reception of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy from its origins to its appearances in contemporary visual culture reveals how its popularity was achieved and maintained by diverse audiences and in varied venues. Performative manifestations resulted in contradictory characterizations of the painted…

    Hardback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture book cover

    Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanna Karkulehto, Aino-Kaisa Koistinen, Essi Varis

      The time has come for human cultures to seriously think, to severely conceptualize, and to earnestly fabulate about all the nonhuman critters we share our world with, and to consider how to strive for more ethical cohabitation. Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

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

    Public Art Encounters

    Art, Space and Identity, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge

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