Art & Visual Culture: Regional Art

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

    The Benin Plaques

    A 16th Century Imperial Monument

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art book cover

    Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art

    By Meiqin Wang

    This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics book cover

    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East: The Arab Nude book cover

    Art, Awakening, and Modernity in the Middle East

    The Arab Nude

    Edited by Octavian Esanu

    This edited scholarly volume offers a perspective on the history of the genre of the nude in the Middle East and includes contributions written by scholars from several disciplines (art history, history, anthropology). Each chapter provides a distinct perspective on the early days of the fine arts…

    Hardback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture book cover

    National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture

    By Jana Wijnsouw

    This book elaborates on the social and cultural phenomenon of national schools during the nineteenth century, via the less studied field of sculpture and using Belgium as a case study. The role, importance of, and emphasis on certain aspects of national identity evolved throughout the century,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

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

    Federico Barocci

    Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking book cover

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings

    New Ways of Looking

    By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

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

    Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge

  • The Rise and Fall of British India: Imperialism as Inequality book cover

    The Rise and Fall of British India

    Imperialism as Inequality

    By Karl de Schweinitz Jr

    A great deal of argument about the theory and practice of imperialism has been generated in recent years, much of it Eurocentric and much of it focusing on the causes of imperialism. In this singularly clear and perceptive study, first published in 1983, Karl de Schweinitz concentrates instead on a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal: The Myth of the Goddess Sati book cover

    Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal

    The Myth of the Goddess Sati

    By Imma Ramos

    From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the indigenous population.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Routledge

  • Looking Beyond Borderlines: North America's Frontier Imagination book cover

    Looking Beyond Borderlines

    North America's Frontier Imagination

    By Lee Rodney

    American territorial borders have undergone significant and unparalleled changes in the last decade. They serve as a powerful and emotionally charged locus for American national identity that correlates with the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central…

    Hardback – 2017-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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