Art & Visual Culture: Theory of Art

  • 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 – 2019-06-19 
    Routledge

  • Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice book cover

    Art : Process : Change

    Inside a Socially Situated Practice, 1st Edition

    By Loraine Leeson

    This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image book cover

    Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-09 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
    Routledge

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing book cover

    Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989): The Ameurunculus Letters book cover

    Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters, 1st Edition

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

    1st Edition

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1985, this book draws together the author’s artistic with analytical practices which had been developed over many years of sociological enquiry. It interprets a ‘work of art’ as a site on which a viewer or critic is invited to share in questioning celebration of the painting…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • Unexpected Affinities: The History of Type in Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp book cover

    Unexpected Affinities

    The History of Type in Architectural Project from Laugier to Duchamp, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Meninato

    While the concept of "type" has been present in architectural discourse since its formal introduction at the end of the eighteenth century, its role in the development of architectural projects has not been comprehensively analyzed. This book proposes a reassessment of architectural type throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-05-16
    Routledge

  • Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject book cover

    Language and Materialism

    Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject, 1st Edition

    By Rosalind Coward, John Ellis

    First published in 1977, this book presents a comprehensive and lucid guide through the labyrinths of semiology and structuralism — perhaps the most significant systems of study to have been developed in the twentieth century. The authors describe the early presuppositions of structuralism and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outtakes book cover

    Feminist Perspectives on Art

    Contemporary Outtakes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jacqueline Millner, Catriona Moore

    When the body is foregrounded in artwork – as in much contemporary performance, sculptural installation and video work – so is gendered and sexualised difference. Feminist Perspectives on Art: Contemporary Outtakes looks to interactions between art history, theory, curation, and studio-based…

    Paperback – 2018-02-14
    Routledge

  • On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture book cover

    On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture book cover

    Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lewis Johnson

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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