Art & Visual Culture: Design History

  • Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation book cover

    Designing the Olympics

    Representation, Participation, Contestation, 1st Edition

    By Jilly Traganou

    Designing the Olympics claims that the Olympic Games provide opportunities to reflect on the relationship between design, national identity, and citizenship. The "Olympic design milieu" fans out from the construction of the Olympic city and the creation of emblems, mascots, and ceremonies, to the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail book cover

    Architectures of Display

    Department Stores and Modern Retail, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anca I. Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maile Petty

    Through an international range of case studies from the 1870s to the present, this volume analyzes strategies of display in department stores and modern retail spaces. Established scholars and emerging researchers working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions shed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Interior Design

  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France: The Art of Emile Gallé and the Ecole de Nancy book cover

    Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France

    The Art of Emile Gallé and the Ecole de Nancy, 1st Edition

    By Jessica M. Dandona

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many even went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

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

    Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner book cover

    Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Draper

    Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France book cover

    The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

    1st Edition

    By Iris Moon

    As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design book cover

    Structural and Civil Engineering Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Addis

    The importance of design has often been neglected in studies considering the history of structural and civil engineering. Yet design is a key aspect of all building and engineering work. This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering. It opens by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

  • Transferred Illusions: Digital Technology and the Forms of Print book cover

    Transferred Illusions

    Digital Technology and the Forms of Print, 1st Edition

    By Marilyn Deegan, Kathryn Sutherland

    This is a study of the forms and institutions of print - newspapers, books, scholarly editions, publishing, libraries - as they relate to and are changed by emergent digital forms and institutions. In the early 1990s hypertext was briefly hailed as a liberating writing tool for non-linear creation.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Architecture as a Performing Art book cover

    Architecture as a Performing Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marcia Feuerstein, Gray Read

    How do buildings act with people and among people in the performances of life? This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient stories, and tracing a continuous tradition of thought that emerges in contemporary practice…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 book cover

    Light Touches

    Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900, 1st Edition

    By Alice Barnaby

    Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 explores how urban lives in the nineteenth century were increasingly touched by innovations in the technologies and aesthetics of illumination. Dramatic changes in qualities of light – and darkness – became acutely palpable to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility book cover

    Contemporary Art About Architecture

    A Strange Utility, 1st Edition

    Edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace, Nora Wendl

    An important resource for scholars of contemporary art and architecture, this volume considers contemporary art that takes architecture as its subject. Concentrated on works made since 1990, Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility is the first to take up this topic in a sustained and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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