• An Introduction to Design and Culture: 1900 to the Present book cover

    An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 4th Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    An Introduction to Design and Culture provides a comprehensive guide to the changing relationships between design and culture from 1900 to the present day with an emphasis on five main themes: Design and consumption Design and technology The design profession Design theory Design and identities.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge

  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control: Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA book cover

    The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Strum

    This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Lönberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision of architecture in the 1930s. A pioneering figure of the new objectivity…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530) book cover

    Thresholds and Boundaries

    Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530), 1st Edition

    By Lynn F. Jacobs

    Although liminality has been studied by scholars of medieval and seventeenth-century art, the role of the threshold motif in Netherlandish art of the late fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries -- this late medieval/early ‘early modern’ period -- has been much less fully investigated.…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art book cover

    Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    1st Edition

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • A Theory of the Tache in Nineteenth-Century Painting book cover

    A Theory of the Tache in Nineteenth-Century Painting

    1st Edition

    By Øystein Sjåstad

    Without question, the tache (blot, patch, stain) is a central and recurring motif in nineteenth-century modernist painting. Manet's and the Impressionists’ rejection of academic finish produced a surface where the strokes of paint were presented directly, as patches or blots, then indirectly as…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary: Reconfiguring the Architectural Past in a Modernizing Empire book cover

    Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary

    Reconfiguring the Architectural Past in a Modernizing Empire, 1st Edition

    By Ahmet A. Ersoy

    While European eclecticism is examined as a critical and experimental moment in western art history, little research has been conducted to provide an intellectual depth of field to the historicist pursuits of late Ottoman architects as they maneuvered through the nineteenth century’s vast inventory…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840 book cover

    British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840

    1st Edition

    By Maureen McCue

    As a result of Napoleon’s campaigns in Italy, Old Master art flooded into Britain and its acquisition became an index of national prestige. Maureen McCue argues that their responses to these works informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them to forge often surprising connections…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica book cover

    Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica

    1st Edition

    By Charmaine A. Nelson

    Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica is among the first Slavery Studies books - and the first in Art History - to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery. Charmaine A. Nelson explores the central role of geography and its racialized…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • More Critical Approaches to Comics: Theories and Methods book cover

    More Critical Approaches to Comics

    Theories and Methods, 1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew J. Smith, Matthew Brown, Randy Duncan

    In this comprehensive textbook, editors Matthew J. Brown, Randy Duncan, and Matthew J. Smith offer students a deeper understanding of the artistic and cultural significance of comic books and graphic novels by introducing key theories and critical methods for analyzing comics. Each chapter…

    Paperback – 2019-09-06
    Routledge

  • Aesthetic Disinterestedness: Art, Experience, and the Self book cover

    Aesthetic Disinterestedness

    Art, Experience, and the Self, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Hilgers

    The notion of disinterestedness is often conceived of as antiquated or ideological. In spite of this, Hilgers argues that one cannot reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. He claims that an artwork typically asks a person to adopt a disinterested attitude towards what it shows,…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Art of Travel book cover

    The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean

    The Art of Travel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth A. Fraser

    For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings.…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Design for Sustainability (Open Access): A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems book cover

    Design for Sustainability (Open Access)

    A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems, 1st Edition

    By Fabrizio Ceschin, İdil Gaziulusoy

    This book discusses the most significant ways in which design has been applied to sustainability challenges using an evolutionary perspective. It puts forward an innovation framework that is capable of coherently integrating multiple design for sustainability (DfS) approaches developed so far. It…

    Hardback – 2019-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

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