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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Benin Plaques: A 16th Century Imperial Monument book cover

    The Benin Plaques

    A 16th Century Imperial Monument, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

    The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a…

    Paperback – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought book cover

    Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Edwards, Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

    This volume illustrates the complexity and variety of early Christian thought on the subject of the image of God as a theological concept, and the difficulties that arise even in the interpretation of particular authors who gave a cardinal place to the image of God in their expositions of Christian…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu book cover

    The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the social practice of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. For the first time, this book unites sociologists and other social scientists with artists and curators, art theorists and art educators, and art, design and cultural…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt: Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom book cover

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt

    Image and Ideology before the New Kingdom, 1st Edition

    By Laurel Bestock

    Violence and Power in Ancient Egypt examines the use of Egyptian pictures of violence prior to the New Kingdom. Starting with the assertion that making and displaying such images served as a tactic of power, related to but separate from the actual practice of violence, the book explores the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • 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 – 2019-12-12
    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 – 2019-12-11
    Routledge

  • Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914: The Eye on War book cover

    Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914

    The Eye on War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Murray

    This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

  • The Renaissance of Letters: Knowledge and Community in Italy, 1300-1650 book cover

    The Renaissance of Letters

    Knowledge and Community in Italy, 1300-1650, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paula Findlen, Suzanne Sutherland

    The Renaissance of Letters traces the multiplication of letter-writing practices between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries in the Italian peninsula and beyond to explore the importance of letters as a crucial document for understanding the Italian Renaissance. This edited collection contains…

    Paperback – 2019-11-06
    Routledge

  • Comparativism in Art History book cover

    Comparativism in Art History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaś Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The chapters assess the strengths and weaknesses of comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-21
    Routledge

  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control: Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA book cover

    The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Strum

    This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Lönberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision of architecture in the 1930s. A pioneering figure of the new objectivity…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

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