E-books: Theory of Art

  • Folk Theatres of North India: Contestation, Amalgamation and Transference book cover

    Folk Theatres of North India

    Contestation, Amalgamation and Transference, 1st Edition

    By Karan Singh

    This book examines folk theatres of North India as a unique performative structure, a counter stream to the postulations of Sanskrit and Western realistic theatre. In focusing on their historical, social and cultural imprints, it explores how these theatres challenge the linearity of cultural…

    eBook – 2019-11-26
    Routledge India

  • Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis book cover

    Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English

    Art of Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Wojciech Drag

    Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality…

    eBook – 2019-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Durden, Jane Tormey

    With newly commissioned essays by some of the leading writers on photography today, this companion tackles some of the most pressing questions about photography theory’s direction, relevance, and purpose. This book shows how digital technologies and global dissemination have radically advanced…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • The Art of Picturing in Early Modern English Literature book cover

    The Art of Picturing in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Camilla Caporicci, Armelle Sabatier

    Written by an international group of highly regarded scholars and rooted in the field of intermedial approaches to literary studies, this volume explores the complex aesthetic process of "picturing" in early modern English literature. The essays in this volume offer a comprehensive and varied…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age book cover

    Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Rubinstein

    Fragmentation of the Photographic Image in the Digital Age challenges orthodoxies of photographic theory and practice. Beyond understanding the image as a static representation of reality, it shows photography as a linchpin of dynamic developments in augmented intelligence, neuroscience, critical…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine: Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis book cover

    Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine

    Art, Film, Feminism and Psychoanalysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Chare, Jeanette Hoorn, Audrey Yue

    This book provides a critical reappraisal of Barbara Creed’s ground-breaking work of feminist psychoanalytic film scholarship, The Monstrous-Feminine, which was first published in 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine married psychoanalytic thinking with film analysis in radically new ways to provide…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Along the Indian Highway: An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition book cover

    Along the Indian Highway

    An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition, 1st Edition

    By Cathrine Bublatzky

    This book is an ethnographic study of the travelling art exhibition Indian Highway that presented Indian contemporary art in Europe and China between 2008 and 2012, a significant period for the art world that saw the rise and fall of the national exhibition format. It analyses art exhibition as a…

    eBook – 2019-08-02
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Theory for Art History: Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal book cover

    Theory for Art History

    Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal, 2nd Edition

    By Jae Emerling

    Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and transformative ideas.   Written to reveal the vital connections between art history, aesthetics, and contemporary philosophy, this expanded second edition presents…

    eBook – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
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  • Portraits in Early Modern English Drama: Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances book cover

    Portraits in Early Modern English Drama

    Visual Culture, Play-Texts, and Performances, 1st Edition

    By Emanuel Stelzer

    Portraits in Early Modern English Drama studies the complex web of interconnections that grows out of the presentation of portraits as props in early modern English drama. Emanuel Stelzer considers this theory from the Elizabethan age up to the closing of the theatres. This book examines how the…

    eBook – 2019-05-14
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • René Magritte and the Art of Thinking book cover

    René Magritte and the Art of Thinking

    1st Edition

    By Lisa Lipinski

    For René Magritte, painting was a form of thinking. Through paintings of ordinary objects rendered with illusionism, Magritte probed the limits of our perception—what we see and cannot see, the nature of representation—as a philosophical system for presenting ideas, and explored perspective as a…

    eBook – 2019-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Creative States of Mind: Psychoanalysis and the Artist’s Process book cover

    Creative States of Mind

    Psychoanalysis and the Artist’s Process, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Townsend

    What is it like to be an artist? Drawing on interviews with professional artists, this book takes the reader inside the creative process. The author, an artist and a psychotherapist, uses psychoanalytic theory to shed light on fundamental questions such as the origin of new ideas and the artist’s…

    eBook – 2019-03-04
    Routledge

  • Photography, Temporality, and Modernity: Time Warped book cover

    Photography, Temporality, and Modernity

    Time Warped, 1st Edition

    By Kris Belden-Adams

    This book examines the photography’s unique capacity to represent time with a degree of elasticity and abstraction. Part object-study, part cultural/philosophical history, it examines the medium’s ability to capture and sometimes "defy" time, while also traveling as objects across time-and-space…

    eBook – 2019-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

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