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  • Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France book cover

    Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France

    1st Edition

    By John Finlay

    This is an in-depth study of the intellectual, technical, and artistic encounters between Europe and China in the late eighteenth century, focusing on the purposeful acquisition of information and images that characterized a direct engagement with the idea of "China." The central figure in this…

    Hardback – 2020-08-01 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Dynamic Cartography: Body, Architecture, and Performative Space book cover

    Dynamic Cartography

    Body, Architecture, and Performative Space, 1st Edition

    By Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

    Dynamic Cartography analyses the works of Rudolf Laban, Lawrence Halprin, Anne Bogart, Adolphe Appia, Cedric Price, Joan Littlewood, and Heìlio Oiticica. They are practitioners who have worked on different areas of enquiry from the existing relations between body and space through movement, events…

    Hardback – 2020-07-31 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • The Iconology of Abstraction: Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World book cover

    The Iconology of Abstraction

    Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krešimir Purgar

    This book uncovers how we make meaning of abstraction, both historically and in present times, and examines abstract images as a visual language. The contributors will demonstrate that abstraction is not primarily an artistic phenomenon, but rather arose from human beings’ desire to imagine,…

    Hardback – 2020-07-06 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Political Portrait: Leadership, Image and Power book cover

    The Political Portrait

    Leadership, Image and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Luciano Cheles, Alessandro Giacone

    The leader's portrait, produced in a variety of media (statues, coins, billboards, posters, stamps), is a key instrument of propaganda in totalitarian regimes, but increasingly also dominates political communication in democratic countries as a result of the personalization and spectacularization…

    Hardback – 2020-06-29 
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

  • Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater book cover

    Earth Matters on Stage

    Ecology and Environment in American Theater, 1st Edition

    By Theresa J. May

    Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater tells the story of how American theatre has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century as it argues for theatre’s potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental…

    Paperback – 2020-06-26 

  • Fashionability, Exhibition Culture and Gender Politics: Fair Women book cover

    Fashionability, Exhibition Culture and Gender Politics

    Fair Women, 1st Edition

    By Meaghan Clarke

    Fair Women was an early example of a Victorian ‘blockbuster’ exhibition. Organised by a committee of women, it opened to great fanfare in the Grafton Galleries in London, and comprised both historical and contemporary portraits of women as well as decorative objects. Meaghan Clarke argues that the…

    Hardback – 2020-06-22 
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art

    1st Edition

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Adriana de Souza e Silva, Klare Lanson

    In this companion, a diverse, international, and interdisciplinary group of contributors and editors examine the rapidly expanding, far-reaching field of mobile media as it intersects with art across a range of spaces—theoretical, practical and conceptual. As a vehicle for, and of, the everyday,…

    Hardback – 2020-06-15 

  • Learning and Visual Communication book cover

    Learning and Visual Communication

    1st Edition

    By David Sless

    Originally published in 1981, Learning and Visual Communication is about how to use visual communication in education. It offers visual forms of communication. In order to do this it draws on recent research - at the time of publication - in psychology, philosophy, semiotics, cultural…

    Paperback – 2020-05-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces book cover

    Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nick Cass, Gill Park, Anna Powell

    Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces considers the challenges that accompany an assessment of the role of contemporary art in heritage contexts, whilst also examining ways to measure and articulate the impact and value of these intersections in the future. Presenting a variety of perspectives from…

    Hardback – 2020-05-25 

  • Narrative Environments and Experience Design: Space as a Medium of Communication book cover

    Narrative Environments and Experience Design

    Space as a Medium of Communication, 1st Edition

    By Tricia Austin

    This book argues narrative, people and place are inseparable and pursues the consequences of this insight through the design of narrative environments. This a new and distinct area of practice that weaves together and extends narrative theory, spatial theory and design theory. Examples of narrative…

    Hardback – 2020-05-18 
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • Cultures of Violence: Visual Arts and Political Violence book cover

    Cultures of Violence

    Visual Arts and Political Violence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Kinna, Gillian Whiteley

    Investigating art practitioners’ responses to violence, this book considers how artists have used art practices to rethink concepts of violence and non-violence. It explores the strategies that artists have deployed to expose physical and symbolic violence through representational, performative and…

    Hardback – 2020-04-24 

  • Law, Lawyers and Justice: Through Australian Lenses book cover

    Law, Lawyers and Justice

    Through Australian Lenses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim D Weinert, Karen Crawley, Kieran Tranter

    This book engages with the place of law and legality within Australia’s distinctive contribution to global televisual culture. Australian popular culture has created a lasting legacy – for good or bad – of representations of law, lawyers and justice ‘down under.’ Within films and television of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 

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