Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • Henry Moore: Critical Essays book cover

    Henry Moore

    Critical Essays

    Edited by Jane Beckett, Fiona Russell

    This title was first published in 2003. For more than half a century, Henry Moore has enjoyed a privileged place as a pioneer of modern British sculpture. His work is familiar in public spaces worldwide. Celebrated for reconfiguring sculptural form, and hailed as a potent avant-garde artist, Moore…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Art and its Discontents: The Early Life of Adrian Stokes book cover

    Art and its Discontents

    The Early Life of Adrian Stokes

    By Richard Read

    This title was first published in 2002. Adrian Stokes (1902-1972) wrote some of the most engaging and provocative art criticism of the twentieth century. He was a prolific author publishing books on the Renaissance, among them The Quattro Cento and Stones of Rimini (recently reissued), on ballet,…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Photography Cultures Reader: Representation, Agency and Identity book cover

    The Photography Cultures Reader

    Representation, Agency and Identity

    Edited by Liz Wells

    The Photography History and Theory Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the history of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including writings by early photographers such as Fox Talbot, Daguerre, Cameron, Stieglitz, Niepce and Weston, as well as key thinkers like Roland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Photography Reader: History and Theory book cover

    The Photography Reader

    History and Theory, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Liz Wells

    Following on from its hugely successful first edition, The Photography Reader: History and Theory provides deeper insight into the critical discussions around photography – its production, its uses and its effects. Presenting both the historical ideas and the continuing theoretical debates within…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

    Edited by Isabel Wünsche

    The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context is a challenging exploration of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of Expressionism outside of the German-speaking world, in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art: The Transcultural Icon book cover

    Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art

    The Transcultural Icon

    By C.A. Tsakiridou

    Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art approaches tradition and transculturality in religious art from an Orthodox perspective that defines tradition as a dynamic field of exchanges and synergies between iconographic types and their variants. Relying on a new ontology of iconographic types,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Religion

  • Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images book cover

    Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • 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

  • New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age book cover

    New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics book cover

    Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics

    By John M. Carvalho

    This book advances an enactivist theory of aesthetics through the study of inscrutable artworks that challenge us to think because we do not know what to think about them. John M. Carvalho presents detailed analyses a four artworks that share this unique characteristic: Francis Bacon’s Study After…

    Hardback – 2018-08-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Humanizing Visual Design: The Rhetoric of Human Forms in Practical Communication book cover

    Humanizing Visual Design

    The Rhetoric of Human Forms in Practical Communication

    By Charles Kostelnick

    This book analyzes the role that human forms play in visualizing practical information and in making that information understandable, accessible, inviting, and meaningful to readers—in short, "humanizing" it. Drawing on rhetorical theory, art history, design studies, and historical and contemporary…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture

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