Art & Visual Culture: Visual Culture

  • Art of the Brooklyn Bridge: A Visual History book cover

    Art of the Brooklyn Bridge

    A Visual History

    By Richard Haw

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a pre-eminent global icon. It is the world’s most famous and beloved bridge, a "must-see" tourist hotspot, and a vital fact of New York life. For almost a hundred and forty years it has inspired artists of all descriptions, fueling a constant stream of paintings,…

    Hardback – 2008-02-25

  • The State of Art Criticism book cover

    The State of Art Criticism

    Edited by James Elkins, Michael Newman

    Art criticism is spurned by universities, but widely produced and read. It is seldom theorized and its history has hardly been investigated. The State of Art Criticism presents an international conversation among art historians and critics that considers the relation between criticism and art…

    Paperback – 2007-12-17
    The Art Seminar

  • Landscape Theory book cover

    Landscape Theory

    Edited by Rachel DeLue, James Elkins

    Artistic representations of landscape are studied widely in areas ranging from art history to geography to sociology, yet there has been little consensus about how to understand the relationship between landscape and art. This book brings together more than fifty scholars from these multiple&…

    Paperback – 2007-12-17
    The Art Seminar

  • Visual Literacy book cover

    Visual Literacy

    Edited by James Elkins

    What does it mean to be visually literate? Does it mean different things in the arts and the sciences? In the West, in Asia, or in developing nations? If we all need to become "visually literate," what does that mean in practical terms? The essays gathered here examine a host of issues surrounding…

    Paperback – 2007-10-11

  • The Picturesque: Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities book cover

    The Picturesque

    Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities

    By John Macarthur

    In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque – when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor – in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a…

    Paperback – 2007-09-18
    The Classical Tradition in Architecture

  • Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art, and Science book cover

    Visual Communication

    Integrating Media, Art, and Science

    By Rick Williams, Julianne Newton

    A well-rounded education in the 21st century requires not just verbal and mathematical proficiency, but also the ability to interpret, critique, create, and use visual communication on sophisticated levels. In today’s visual world, it is critically important to hold an appreciation for the…

    Paperback – 2007-07-04
    Routledge Communication Series

  • Freud's Art - Psychoanalysis Retold book cover

    Freud's Art - Psychoanalysis Retold

    By Janet Sayers

    In Freud's Art – Psychoanalysis Retold Janet Sayers provides a refreshing new introduction to psychoanalysis by retelling its story through art. She does this by bringing together experts from psychoanalysis, art history, and art education to show how art and psychoanalysis illuminate…

    Paperback – 2007-04-19

  • Digital Encounters book cover

    Digital Encounters

    By Aylish Wood

    Digital Encounters is a cross media study of digital moving images in animation, cinema, games, and installation art. In a world increasingly marked by proliferating technologies, the way we encounter and understand these story-worlds, game spaces and art works reveals aspects of the ways in which…

    Paperback – 2007-04-17

  • Multi-media: Video – Installation – Performance book cover


    Video – Installation – Performance

    By Nick Kaye

    Multi-media charts the development of multi-media video, installation and performance in a unique dialogue between theoretical analysis and specially commissioned documentations by some of the world’s foremost artists. Nick Kaye explores the interdisciplinary history and character of experimental…

    Paperback – 2007-04-12

  • Abstract Space: Beneath the Media Surface book cover

    Abstract Space

    Beneath the Media Surface

    By Therese Tierney

    This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means…

    Paperback – 2007-03-05
    Taylor & Francis

  • Urban Culture: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies book cover

    Urban Culture

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is…

    Hardback – 2004-07-22
    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

  • Material Culture book cover

    Material Culture

    Edited by Victor Buchli

    Material culture is the study of material products of human manufacturing processes, or 'the history of things'. Since material culture studies re-emerged within Anglo-American archaeology and anthropology in the late 1960s, this field of study has spread to a variety of other disciplines including…

    Hardback – 2004-04-22
    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

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