Art & Visual Culture: Visual Culture

  • More Words About Pictures

    Current Research on Picturebooks and Visual/Verbal Texts for Young People

    Edited by Perry Nodelman, Naomi Hamer, Mavis Reimer

    This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and about young people. When Perry Nodelman’s Words about Pictures: the Narrative…

    Hardback – 2017-05-01 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • 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 in which they exist. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and the process of making creates unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and our sense of finitude.…

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

  • Gender, Space, and the Gaze in Post-Haussmann Visual Culture

    Beyond the Flâneur

    By Temma Balducci

    Charles Baudelaire’s flâneur, as described in his 1863 essay "The Painter of Modern Life," remains central to understandings of gender, space, and the gaze in late nineteenth-century Paris, despite misgivings by some scholars. Baudelaire’s privileged and leisurely figure, at home on the boulevards,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Routledge

  • Art, Animals, and Experience

    Relationships to Canines and the Natural World

    By Elizabeth Sutton

    Elizabeth Sutton, using a phenomenological approach, investigates how animals in art invite viewers to contemplate human relationships to the natural world. Using Rembrandt van Rijn’s etching of The Presentation in the Temple (c. 1640), Joseph Beuys’s social sculpture I Like America and America…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

    Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, Bianca Kuhnel

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place 500-1500 focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-09 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World

    By Inmaculada Rodriguez Moya, Victor Minguez

    This monograph is a study and catalogue of the artistic production of the Early Modern World including and evoking the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, plus an eighth, considered by scholars of the 15th and 16th centuries to be the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Nowadays we often see…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge

  • The Secret Origins of Comics Studies

    Edited by Matthew Smith, Randy Duncan

    In The Secret Origins of Comics Studies, today’s leading comics scholars turn back a page to reveal the founding figures dedicated to understanding comics art. Edited by comics scholars Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, this collection provides an in-depth study of the individuals and institutions…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

    Edited by Christina Lee

    This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now twenty years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organisation of the contemporary world,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge

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