• Àngel Planells’ Art and the Surrealist Canon book cover

    Àngel Planells’ Art and the Surrealist Canon

    1st Edition

    By Anna Vives

    Having been mistakenly perceived as a follower of Salvador Dalí, Catalan surrealist painter and writer Àngel Planells (1901-1989) has passed through the history of art practically unnoticed. Yet his work suggests an influence on a number of works by Dalí, proving that a fairer way to define their…

    Hardback – 2019-09-17 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations book cover

    The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

    1st Edition

    By Phaedra Shanbaum

    This book is about the digital interface and its use in interactive new media art installations. It examines the aesthetic aspects of the interface through a theoretical exploration of new media artists, who create, and tactically deploy, digital interfaces in their work in order to critically…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Persian Calligraphy: A Corpus Study of Letterforms book cover

    Persian Calligraphy

    A Corpus Study of Letterforms, 1st Edition

    By Mahdiyeh Meidani

    This book provides a study on calligraphic letterforms in general and Persian Nastaliq calligraphic letterforms in particular by applying the various insights of multimodal social semiotics and the two systems of graphology and graphetics. The main purpose of the research is to investigate the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Ceramics and Modernity in Japan book cover

    Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meghen M. Jones, Louise Allison Cort

    During Japan’s most dramatic period of modernization, between 1868 and 1970 (the Meiji to mid-Shōwa eras), ceramics asserted meanings as avant-garde art, embodiments of tradition, preservations of folk culture, and commodities signifying the technical acumen of the nation. As in other parts of the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s: Production by Design book cover

    Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s

    Production by Design, 1st Edition

    By Bill Roberts

    This book examines artists’ engagements with design and architecture since the 1980s, and asks what they reveal about contemporary capitalist production and social life. Setting recent practices in historical relief, and exploring the work of Dan Graham, Rita McBride, Tobias Rehberger and Liam…

    Hardback – 2019-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design History

  • Contexts of Violence in Comics book cover

    Contexts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz

    This book asks the reader to consider the ways in which violence and its representations may be enabled or restricted by the contexts in which they take place. It analyzes how structures and organising principles, be they political, cultural, religious, legal or historical, might encourage, demand…

    Hardback – 2019-08-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Representing Acts of Violence in Comics book cover

    Representing Acts of Violence in Comics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Hague, Ian Horton, Nina Mickwitz

    This book examines the ways in which individual moments of violence develop, and are presented, in comics and graphic novels. It raises questions about depiction and the act of showing violence, but it also considers the ways in which violence can affect those involved over the long term. The…

    Hardback – 2019-08-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Thinking Design Through Literature book cover

    Thinking Design Through Literature

    1st Edition

    By Susan Yelavich

    This book deploys literature to explore the social lives of objects and places. The first book of its kind, it embraces things as diverse as escalators, coins, skyscrapers, pottery, radios, and robots, and encompasses places as various as home, country, cities, streets, and parks. Here,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Design Studies

  • Theory of the Art Object book cover

    Theory of the Art Object

    1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    Meaning in the visual arts centers on how the physical work makes its content or presence visible. The art object is fundamental. Indeed, the different object forms of each visual medium, allows our experience of space-time, and our relations to other people, to be aesthetically embodied in unique…

    Hardback – 2019-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live book cover

    Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times

    The Revolution Will Be Live, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eric J. Schruers, Kristina Olson

    The timely essays brought together here consider contemporary social practice art that addresses the current volatile political context. Authors offer fresh assessments of recent and historical projects, many of which they have experienced firsthand. Chapters begin with descriptions of specific…

    Hardback – 2019-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

  • 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 – 2019-08-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, Carolyn Korsmeyer

    This collection of newly published essays examines our relationship to physical objects that invoke, commemorate, and honor the past. The recent destruction of cultural heritage in war and controversies over Civil War monuments in the US have foregrounded the importance of artifacts that embody…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30 
    Routledge

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