Art & Visual Culture: Social History of Art

  • Orientalism Transposed: Impact of the Colonies on British Culture book cover

    Orientalism Transposed

    Impact of the Colonies on British Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie F. Codell, Dianne Sacko Macleod

    First published in 1998, this volume reflects that, ever since the publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism twenty years ago, scholars have tested his thesis against the wider application of his terms to cultural practices and the rhetoric of power. The cultural impact of the British on their…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Vision and Society: Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art book cover

    Vision and Society

    Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art, 1st Edition

    By John Clammer

    The sociology of art is now an established sub-discipline of sociology. But little work has been done to explore the implications not of society on art, but of art on the nature and principles of sociology itself. Vision and Society explores the ways in which art (here mainly understood as visual…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-1939: Citizenship, surveillance and the body book cover

    A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-1939

    Citizenship, surveillance and the body, 1st Edition

    By Maggie B. Gale

    This book provides a new social history of British performance cultures in the early decades of the twentieth century, where performance across stage and screen was generated by dynamic and transformational industries. Exploring an era book-ended by wars and troubled by social unrest and political…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Impressionists in England (Routledge Revivals): The Critical Reception book cover

    Impressionists in England (Routledge Revivals)

    The Critical Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1984. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries represent not only era of rapidly changing artistic methods but a crucial evolution in art criticism. This book gathers together a wide-range of the criticism that greeted the work of the Impressionists artists in the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

  • Hegel on Beauty book cover

    Hegel on Beauty

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Ethics and Images of Pain book cover

    Ethics and Images of Pain

    1st Edition

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By George P. Landow

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals): England, Art and Politics since 1940 book cover

    Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)

    England, Art and Politics since 1940, 1st Edition

    By Robert Hewison

    Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion book cover

    The Everyday Practice of Public Art

    Art, Space, and Social Inclusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cameron Cartiere, Martin Zebracki

    The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge

  • The International Recording Industries book cover

    The International Recording Industries

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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