Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • The Essence of Art: Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting book cover

    The Essence of Art

    Victorian Advice on the Practice of Painting, 1st Edition

    Edited by Craig Harrison

    First published in 1999, this book asks what kind of advice was available to somebody wishing to embark upon oil painting in England between 1850 and 1900. It is a fascinating collection of Victorian instruction on how and what to paint, linked to crucial advice about art, its meaning and its…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art: Devotional image and civic emblem book cover

    Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art

    Devotional image and civic emblem, 1st Edition

    By Katherine T. Brown

    Mater Misericordiae—Mother of Mercy—emerged as one of the most prolific subjects in central Italian art from the late thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries. With iconographic origins in Marian cult relics brought from Palestine to Constantinople in the fifth century, the amalgam of attributes…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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  • Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous book cover

    Surrealism, Occultism and Politics

    In Search of the Marvellous, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tessel M. Bauduin, Victoria Ferentinou, Daniel Zamani

    This volume examines the relationship between occultism and Surrealism, specifically exploring the reception and appropriation of occult thought, motifs, tropes and techniques by Surrealist artists and writers in Europe and the Americas, from the 1920s through the 1960s. Its central focus is the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    Studies in Surrealism

  • Art in the North of England, 1979-2008 book cover

    Art in the North of England, 1979-2008

    1st Edition

    By Gabriel N. Gee

    Based on rare archival material and numerous interviews with practitioners, Art in the North of England 1979-2008 analyses the relation between political and economic changes stemming from the 1980s and artistic developments in the principal cities of the North of England in the late 20th century.…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Place and Space in the Medieval World book cover

    Place and Space in the Medieval World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner

    This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East: The Arab Nude book cover

    Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East

    The Arab Nude, 1st Edition

    Edited by Octavian Esanu

    This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts…

    Paperback – 2020-03-02 
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    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Egyptian Art book cover

    Egyptian Art

    1st Edition

    By Jean Capart

    Edited by Warren R. Dawson

    Originally published in 1923, this book provides an exploration of Egyptian art. Drawing on environmental factors of the Egyptian region, architecture, history and Egyptian society, Capart also provides an insight into the psyche of the Egyptian artist.…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • A Foul and Pestilent Congregation: Images of Freaks in Baroque Art book cover

    A Foul and Pestilent Congregation

    Images of Freaks in Baroque Art, 1st Edition

    By Barry Wind

    First published in 1998, this volume explores how in the seventeenth century depictions of human oddity, hunchbacks, cripples, dwarfs, appeared regularly in the work of both minor and major artists including Veláquez, Rubens, Van Dyck and Rivera. In this, the first comprehensive study of these…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Consuming the Past: The Medieval Revival in fin-de-siècle France book cover

    Consuming the Past

    The Medieval Revival in fin-de-siècle France, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Emery, Laura Morowitz

    First published in 2003 Consuming the Past covers pilgrimages to popular festivals, from modern spectacles to advertising, from the work of avant-garde painters to the novels of Emile Zola, and explores the complexity of the fin-de-siècle French fascination with the Middle Ages. The authors map the…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Cathedrals of Urban Modernity: Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art book cover

    Cathedrals of Urban Modernity

    Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art, 1st Edition

    By J. Pedro Lorente

    First published in 1998, this volume explores the expanding wave of a new kind of museums of contemporary art in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lorente examines their ‘coming of age’ and the weight of their museological legacy, arguing that the establishment of great national museums…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
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  • The Artist and the Bridge: 1700-1920 book cover

    The Artist and the Bridge

    1700-1920, 1st Edition

    By John Sweetman

    First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer’s bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period 1700-…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
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    Routledge Revivals

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