Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • Splendours of Paradise: Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si: Volume 1 & 2 book cover

    Splendours of Paradise

    Murals and Epigraphic Documents at the Early Ming Buddhist Monastery Fahai Si: Volume 1 & 2, 1st Edition

    By Ursula Toyka

    A true gem of Chinese Buddhist mural painting is to be found in the Beijing Western Mountains in a monastery of the Chan tradition, the Fahai Chan Si ("Chan Monastery of the Sea of the Law"), which because of its eminent importance was recently declared as a national treasure. Dazzling with its…

    Hardback – 2014-12-31
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals): A History of Colour, Form and Iconography book cover

    The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)

    A History of Colour, Form and Iconography, 1st Edition

    By Robert Byron, David Talbot Rice

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy book cover

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy

    1st Edition

    By John Champagne

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth book cover

    Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion – especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Art, Religion, Amnesia: The Enchantments of Credulity book cover

    Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity, 1st Edition

    By Donald Preziosi

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In…

    Paperback – 2013-11-29

  • Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain book cover

    Politics and the Art of Commemoration

    Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain, 1st Edition

    By Katherine Hite

    Memorials are proliferating throughout the globe. States recognize the political value of memorials: memorials can convey national unity, a sense of overcoming violent legacies, a commitment to political stability or the strengthening of democracy. Memorials represent fitful negotiations between…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29

  • François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution book cover

    François Blondel

    Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Gerbino

    First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as…

    Paperback – 2013-03-01
    The Classical Tradition in Architecture

  • New Games: Postmodernism After Contemporary Art book cover

    New Games

    Postmodernism After Contemporary Art, 1st Edition

    By Pamela M. Lee

    Pamela M. Lee’s New Games revisits postmodernism in light of art history's more recent embrace of "the contemporary." What can the theories and practices associated with postmodernism tell us about the obsession with the contemporary in both the academy and the art world? In looking at work by Dara…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
    Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

  • Architecture and Field/Work book cover

    Architecture and Field/Work

    1st Edition

    Edited by Suzanne Ewing, Jeremie Michael McGowan, Chris Speed, Victoria Clare Bernie

    Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest…

    Paperback – 2010-10-06

  • Bauhaus Dream-house: Modernity and Globalization book cover

    Bauhaus Dream-house

    Modernity and Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Katerina Rüedi Ray

    A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus – tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide. Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and…

    Paperback – 2010-04-16

  • Bauhaus Construct: Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism book cover

    Bauhaus Construct

    Fashioning Identity, Discourse and Modernism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey Saletnik, Robin Schuldenfrei

    Reconsidering the status and meaning of Bauhaus objects in relation to the multiple re-tellings of the school’s history, this volume positions art objects of the Bauhaus within the theoretical, artistic, historical, and cultural concerns in which they were produced and received. Contributions…

    Paperback – 2009-09-17

  • Re-Enchantment book cover


    1st Edition

    Edited by James Elkins, David Morgan

    The near-absence of religion from contemporary discourse on art is one of the most fundamental issues in postmodernism. Artists critical of religion can find voices in the art world, but religion itself, including spirituality, is taken to be excluded by the very project of modernism. The sublime,…

    Paperback – 2008-10-06
    The Art Seminar

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