Art & Visual Culture: Theory of Art

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Ornament and European Modernism: From Art Practice to Art History book cover

    Ornament and European Modernism

    From Art Practice to Art History

    Edited by Loretta Vandi

    Through in-depth essays on selected issues related to the meaning of ornament and its theoretical importance for the formation of modernism especially in England, Austria, and Germany, the collection re-examines two issues in particular: on the one hand the critical discourse that appeared at the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
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    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art book cover

    The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet’s translation of Hegel’s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel’s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Arts Education and Literacies book cover

    Arts Education and Literacies

    Edited by Amy Petersen Jensen, Roni Jo Draper

    In a struggling global economy, education is focused on core subjects such as language arts and mathematics, and the development of technological and career-readiness skills. Arts education has not been a central focus of education reform movements in the United States, and none of the current…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22 
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    Routledge Research in Literacy

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices book cover

    Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Paperback – 2017-05-01 
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Art, Research, Philosophy book cover

    Art, Research, Philosophy

    By Clive Cazeaux

    Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don’t the requirements of research amount to an imposition on the artistic process that dilutes the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
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  • The Psychological Roots of Modernism: Picasso and Jung book cover

    The Psychological Roots of Modernism: Picasso and Jung

    By William A. Sikes

    A radically new interpretation of Picasso’s life and work by an important Jungian scholar, The Psychological Roots of Modernism is an exciting contribution to the fields of both Jungian psychology and cultural criticism.  All of Picasso’s major works, from the Blue period masterpieces to the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
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    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image book cover

    Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
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  • Comparativism in Art History book cover

    Comparativism in Art History

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-08
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    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice book cover

    Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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