E-books: Theory of Art

  • Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics book cover

    Tracking Color in Cinema and Art

    Philosophy and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Edward Branigan

    Color is one of cinema’s most alluring formal systems, building on a range of artistic traditions that orchestrate visual cues to tell stories, stage ideas, and elicit feelings. But what if color is not—or not only—a formal system, but instead a linguistic effect, emerging from the slipstream of…

    eBook – 2017-10-30
    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

    **Finalist for the Thought and Criticism category of the FAD Awards 2019** 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…

    eBook – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Ornament and European Modernism: From Art Practice to Art History book cover

    Ornament and European Modernism

    From Art Practice to Art History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Loretta Vandi

    These in-depth, historical, and critical essays study the meaning of ornament, the role it played in the formation of modernism, and its theoretical importance between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century in England and Germany. Ranging from Owen Jones to Ernst Gombrich through…

    eBook – 2017-09-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Interpreting Visual Art: A Survey of Cognitive Research About Pictures book cover

    Interpreting Visual Art

    A Survey of Cognitive Research About Pictures, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Weir, Evans Mandes

    Interpreting Visual Art explores the psychological and cognitive mechanisms that underlie one's interpretation of art. After the brain encodes visual information, this encoding is then processed by perceptual mechanisms to identify objects and depth in pictures. The brain incorporates many factors…

    eBook – 2017-09-08
    Routledge

  • Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice book cover

    Art : Process : Change

    Inside a Socially Situated Practice, 1st Edition

    By Loraine Leeson

    This book brings a practitioner’s insight to bear on socially situated art practice through a first-hand glimpse into the development, organisation and delivery of art projects with social agendas. Issues examined include the artist’s role in building creative frameworks, the relationship of…

    eBook – 2017-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art book cover

    The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    1st Edition

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth and twentieth century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    eBook – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • What Drawing and Painting Really Mean: The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture book cover

    What Drawing and Painting Really Mean

    The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finitude. These meanings…

    eBook – 2017-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Art, Research, Philosophy book cover

    Art, Research, Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Clive Cazeaux

    Art, Research, Philosophy explores the emergent field of artistic research: art produced as a contribution to knowledge. As a new subject, it raises several questions: What is art-as-research? Don’t the requirements of research amount to an imposition on the artistic process that dilutes the…

    eBook – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art, 1st Edition

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    eBook – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image book cover

    Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    eBook – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989): The Ameurunculus Letters book cover

    Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters, 1st Edition

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice book cover

    Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    eBook – 2017-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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