Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art: Seeing with Maps book cover

    Cartographic Abstraction in Contemporary Art

    Seeing with Maps, 1st Edition

    By Claire Reddleman

    In this book, Claire Reddleman introduces her theoretical innovation "cartographic abstraction" – a material modality of thought and experience that is produced through cartographic techniques of depiction. Reddleman closely engages with selected artworks (by contemporary artists such as Joyce…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge

  • Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture book cover

    Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry

    Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Christopher Reed

    Augmenting recent developments in theories of gender and sexuality, this anthology marks a compelling new phase in queer scholarship. Navigating notions of silence, misunderstanding, pleasure, and even affects of phobia in artworks and texts, the essays in this volume propose new and surprising…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present book cover

    Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah S. Hutton, Rebecca M. Brown

    Place plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the discipline of Art History. And yet, place also limits the questions art historians can ask and impairs analysis of objects and locations in the interstices of established, ossified categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Staging the Artist: Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism book cover

    Staging the Artist

    Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism, 1st Edition

    By Claire Moran

    Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music book cover

    James McNeill Whistler and France

    A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Singletary

    James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music is the first full-length and in-depth study to position this painter within the overall trajectory of French modernism during the second half of the nineteenth century and to view the artist as integral to the aesthetic…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture: Beyond the Flâneur book cover

    Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture

    Beyond the Flâneur, 1st Edition

    By Temma Balducci

    Charles Baudelaire’s flâneur, as described in his 1863 essay "The Painter of Modern Life," remains central to understandings of gender, space, and the gaze in late nineteenth-century Paris, despite misgivings by some scholars. Baudelaire’s privileged and leisurely figure, at home on the boulevards,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art: Abject, virtual, and alternate bodies book cover

    Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art

    Abject, virtual, and alternate bodies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark

    This collection of essays considers artistic works that deal with the body without a visual representation. It explores a range of ways to represent this absence of the figure: from abject elements such as bodily fluids and waste to surrogate forms including reliquaries, manuscripts, and cloth. The…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art: Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys book cover

    Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art

    Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys, 1st Edition

    By Evan R. Firestone

    Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • The Artwork of Gerhard Richter: Painting, Critical Theory and Cultural Transformation book cover

    The Artwork of Gerhard Richter

    Painting, Critical Theory and Cultural Transformation, 1st Edition

    By Darryn Ansted

    By uniquely treating Gerhard Richter’s entire oeuvre as a single subject, Darryn Ansted combines research into Richter’s first art career as a socialist realist with study of his subsequent decisions as a significant contemporary artist. Analysis of Richter’s East German murals, early work, lesser…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Silver in Georgian Dublin: Making, Selling, Consuming book cover

    Silver in Georgian Dublin

    Making, Selling, Consuming, 1st Edition

    By Alison FitzGerald

    Georgian Dublin is synonymous with a period of unprecedented expansion in the market for luxury goods. At a time when new commodities, novel technologies and fashionable imports seduced elite society, silver enjoyed an established association with gentility and prestige. Earlier studies have…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era book cover

    Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era

    1st Edition

    By Livio Pestilli

    The presence of the orthopedically impaired body in art is so pervasive that, paradoxically, it has failed to attract the attention of most art historians. In Picturing the Lame in Italian Art from Antiquity to the Modern Era, Livio Pestilli investigates the changing meaning that images of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin book cover

    Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Cooke, Nina Lübbren

    Before Modernism, narrative painting was one of the most acclaimed and challenging modes of picture-making in Western art, yet by the early twentieth century storytelling had all but disappeared from ambitious art. France was a key player in both the dramatic rise and the controversial demise of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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