Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • 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

  • Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome book cover

    Sebastiano del Piombo and the World of Spanish Rome

    1st Edition

    By Piers Baker-Bates

    Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547) was a close associate and rival of the central artistic figures of the High Renaissance, notably Michelangelo and Raphael. After the death of Raphael and the departure of Michelangelo from Rome, Sebastiano became the dominant artistic personality in the city.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Federico Barocci: Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy book cover

    Federico Barocci

    Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Judith W. Mann

    Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533–1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

  • Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt book cover

    Buddha to Krishna

    Life and Times of George Keyt, 1st Edition

    By Yashodhara Dalmia

    This book traces the emergence of modernism in art in South Asia by exploring the work of the iconic artist George Keyt. Closely interwoven with his life, Keyt’s art reflects the struggle and triumph of an artist with very little support or infrastructure. He painted as he lived: full of colour,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge India

  • Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?: Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900 book cover

    Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?

    Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hollis Clayson, André Dombrowski

    "Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century?" The question that guides this volume stems from Walter Benjamin's studies of nineteenth-century Parisian culture as the apex of capitalist aesthetics. Thirteen scholars test Benjamin's ideas about the centrality of Paris, formulated in the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture book cover

    What Drawing and Painting Really Mean

    The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finitude. These meanings…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • American Women Artists, 1935-1970: Gender, Culture, and Politics book cover

    American Women Artists, 1935-1970

    Gender, Culture, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Langa, Paula Wisotzki

    Numerous American women artists built successful professional careers in the mid-twentieth century while confronting challenging cultural transitions: shifts in stylistic avant-gardism, harsh political transformations, and changing gender expectations for both women and men. These social and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

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