E-books: Theory of Art

  • 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

  • Measure and Design in American Painting, 1760-1860 book cover

    Measure and Design in American Painting, 1760-1860

    1st Edition

    By Lisa Fellows Andrus

    First published in 1977. The purpose of this study is to locate the sources for the American style of painting characterised by measure and design – the representation of the specific and familiar according to principles of pictorial order. The reader shall see that there were a variety of…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

  • Victorian Painting: Essays and Reviews: Volume One 1832-1848 book cover

    Victorian Painting

    Essays and Reviews: Volume One 1832-1848, 1st Edition

    By John Charles Olmsted

    First published in 1980. This anthology of fifty-three essays drawn from eleven weekly, monthly, and quarterly periodicals was assembled in order to reproduce in convenient form some of the more important articles on British painting published from 1832 to 1848 in Great Britain. Reviews of major…

    eBook – 2018-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

  • Victorian Painting: Essays and Reviews: Volume Two 1849-1860 book cover

    Victorian Painting

    Essays and Reviews: Volume Two 1849-1860, 1st Edition

    By John Charles Olmsted

    First published in 1983. This anthology of sixty-nine essays drawn from fourteen different journals was assembled in order to reproduce in convenient form some of the more important articles on British painting published from 1849 to 1860 in Great Britain. Reviews of major exhibitions form a large…

    eBook – 2018-11-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts, 1st Edition

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    eBook – 2018-09-18
    Routledge

  • Visual Communication for Social Work Practice: Power, Culture, Analysis book cover

    Visual Communication for Social Work Practice

    Power, Culture, Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Sonia M. Tascón

    How are we to understand how the dominance of visual images and representations in late modernity affects Social Work practice, research and education? Social workers are increasingly using still and moving images to illustrate their work, to create new knowledge, and to further specific groups’…

    eBook – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images book cover

    Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    eBook – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy book cover

    The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By George Smith

    In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as “an end.” That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has…

    eBook – 2018-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Practicing Art/Science: Experiments in an Emerging Field book cover

    Practicing Art/Science

    Experiments in an Emerging Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler

    Over the last two decades, multiple initiatives of transdisciplinary collaboration across art, science, and technology have seen the light of day. Why, by whom, and under what circumstances are such initiatives promoted? What does their experimental character look like - and what can be learned,…

    eBook – 2018-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present book cover

    Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition

    Commemorating the Present, 1st Edition

    By Peter D. Osborne

    In this book, Osborne demonstrates why and how photography as photography has survived and flourished since the rise of digital processes, when many anticipated its dissolution into a generalised system of audio-visual representations or its collapse under the relentless overload of digital imagery…

    eBook – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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