Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • Image, Identity and John Wesley: A Study in Portraiture book cover

    Image, Identity and John Wesley

    A Study in Portraiture

    By Peter S. Forsaith

    The face of John Wesley (1703-91), the Methodist leader, became one of the most familiar images in the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds through the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After the dozen or so painted portraits made during his lifetime came numbers of posthumous…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Greenwashing Culture book cover

    Greenwashing Culture

    By Toby Miller

    Greenwashing Culture examines culture’s complicity with our environmental crisis. It reveals both the social license it often gives gas and petroleum industries to operate and the ecological impact of cultural production itself. Firstly, the book outlines the basic theoretical concepts and material…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni book cover

    Peter Paul Rubens and the Counter-Reformation Crisis of the Beati moderni

    By Ruth S. Noyes

    Peter Paul Rubens and the Crisis of the Beati Moderni takes up the question of the issues involved in the formation of recent saints - or Beati moderni (modern Blesseds) as they were called - by the Jesuits and Oratorians in the new environment of increased strictures and censorship that developed…

    Hardback – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Ornament and European Modernism: From Art Practice to Art History book cover

    Ornament and European Modernism

    From Art Practice to Art History

    Edited by Loretta Vandi

    Through in-depth essays on selected issues related to the meaning of ornament and its theoretical importance for the formation of modernism especially in England, Austria, and Germany, the collection re-examines two issues in particular: on the one hand the critical discourse that appeared at the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Federico Barocci: Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Federico Barocci

    Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Judith W. Mann

    Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533-1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads: Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History book cover

    Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner: Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy book cover

    Henry Ossawa Tanner

    Art, Faith, Race, and Legacy

    By Naurice Frank Woods, Jr.

    Over the last forty years, renewed interest in the career of Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) has vaulted him into expanding scholarly discourse on American art. Consequently, he has emerged as the most studied and recognized representative of African American art during the nineteenth century. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Race

  • Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing book cover

    Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing

    By Catherine H. Lusheck

    Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking book cover

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings

    New Ways of Looking

    By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Hegel on Beauty book cover

    Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • 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

    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 – 2017-06-02 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

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