Art & Visual Culture: History of Art

  • 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 – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge

  • A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-39: Citizenship, surveillance and the body book cover

    A Social History of British Performance Cultures 1900-39

    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 – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan book cover

    Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    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 – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    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 – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • The Etchings of Wilfred Fairclough book cover

    The Etchings of Wilfred Fairclough

    1st Edition

    By Ian Lowe

    First published 1990, this volume consists of an introductory essay by Ian Lowe and a comprehensive catalogue of all Wilfred Fairclough’s prints, some 140, from 1932 to the present (1990). Al the prints are illustrated in the body of the catalogue for ease of identification and 48 are also…

    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

  • Iteration: Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture book cover

    Iteration

    Episodes in the Mediation of Art and Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robin Schuldenfrei

    This edited volume considers the ways in which multiple stages, phases, or periods in an artistic or design process have served to arrive at the final artifact, with a focus on the meaning and use of the iteration. To contextualize iteration within artistic and architectural production, this…

    Paperback – 2020-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Thinking the Sculpture Garden: Art, Plant, Landscape book cover

    Thinking the Sculpture Garden

    Art, Plant, Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Penny Florence

    This innovative book poses two, deceptively simple, questions: what is a sculpture garden, and what happens when you give equal weight to the main elements of landscape, planting and artwork? Its wide-ranging frame of reference, including the USA, Europe and Japan, is brought into focus through…

    Paperback – 2020-03-04 
    Routledge

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