Art & Visual Culture: Visual Culture

  • The Graphic Communication Handbook book cover

    The Graphic Communication Handbook

    By Simon Downs

    The Graphic Communication Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the theories and practices of the graphics industry. It traces the history and development of graphic design, explores issues that affect the industry, examines its analysis through communications theory, explains…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Media Practice

  • Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque: Arabesques & Entanglements book cover

    Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque

    Arabesques & Entanglements

    By Richard K Sherwin

    Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque explores the profound impact that visual digital technologies are having on the practice and theory of law. Today, lawyers, judges, and lay jurors face a vast array of visual evidence and visual argument. From videos documenting crimes and accidents…

    Paperback – 2011-06-17
    Discourses of Law

  • What Photography Is book cover

    What Photography Is

    By James Elkins

    In What Photography Is, James Elkins examines the strange and alluring power of photography in the same provocative and evocative manner as he explored oil painting in his best-selling What Painting Is. In the course of an extended imaginary dialogue with Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, Elkins…

    Paperback – 2011-04-26

  • The Language of Displayed Art book cover

    The Language of Displayed Art

    By Michael O'Toole

    The Language of Displayed Art, first published in 1994, is a seminal work in the field of Multimodality and one of the few to be entirely dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of works of art.  This book explores the "grammar" of the visual arts of painting, sculpture and architecture,…

    Paperback – 2010-11-26

  • ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks book cover


    A Hybrid Body of Artworks

    Edited by Simon Donger, Simon Shepherd

    ORLAN: A Hybrid Body of Artworks is an in-depth academic account of ORLAN's pioneering art in its entirety. The book covers her career in performance and a range of other art forms. This single accessible overview of ORLAN's practices describes and analyses her various innovative…

    Paperback – 2010-05-20

  • Invisible Connections: Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities book cover

    Invisible Connections

    Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities

    By Sita Popat

    The first and only book to focus on dance on the Internet, Sita Popat’s fascinating Invisible Connections examines how Internet and communication technologies offer dance and theatre new platforms for creating and performing work, and how opportunities for remote interaction and collaboration are…

    Paperback – 2010-02-11
    Innovations in Art and Design

  • The Practice of Public Art book cover

    The Practice of Public Art

    Edited by Cameron Cartiere, Shelly Willis

    Wide-ranging and timely, The Practice of Public Art brings together practicing artists, curators, activists, art writers, administrators, city planners, and educators from the United Kingdom and United States to offer differing perspectives on the many facets of the public art process. The Practice…

    Paperback – 2009-12-24
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Photography book cover


    By Stephen Bull

    Photography explores the photograph in the twenty-first century and its importance as a media form. Stephen Bull considers our media-saturated society and the place of photography in everyday life, introducing the theories used to analyse photographs and exploring the impact of digital…

    Paperback – 2009-12-09
    Routledge Introductions to Media and Communications

  • A Philosophy of Computer Art book cover

    A Philosophy of Computer Art

    By Dominic Lopes

    What is computer art? Do the concepts we usually employ to talk about art, such as ‘meaning’, ‘form’ or ‘expression’ apply to computer art?   A Philosophy of Computer Art is the first book to explore these questions. Dominic Lopes argues that computer art challenges some of the basic tenets…

    Paperback – 2009-08-25

  • An Introduction to Visual Culture book cover

    An Introduction to Visual Culture

    2nd Edition

    By Nicholas Mirzoeff

    An Introduction to Visual Culture provides a wide-ranging introduction to the now established interdisciplinary field of visual culture. Mapping a global history and theory of visual culture, An Introduction to Visual Culture asks how and why visual media have become so central to everyday life.…

    Paperback – 2009-05-26

  • History Beyond the Text: A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources book cover

    History Beyond the Text

    A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

    Edited by Sarah Barber, Corinna Peniston-Bird

    Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In…

    Paperback – 2008-11-26
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • On Landscapes book cover

    On Landscapes

    By Susan Herrington

    There is no escaping landscape: it's everywhere and part of everyone's life. Landscapes have received much less attention in aesthetics than those arts we can choose to ignore, such as painting or music – but they can tell us a lot about the ethical and aesthetic values of the societies…

    Paperback – 2008-10-13
    Thinking in Action

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