E-books: Theory of Art

  • Contemporary Art and Digital Culture book cover

    Contemporary Art and Digital Culture

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Gronlund

    Contemporary Art and Digital Culture analyses the impact of the internet and digital technologies upon art today. Art over the last fifteen years has been deeply inflected by the rise of the internet as a mass cultural and socio-political medium, while also responding to urgent economic and…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory: Living Pictures book cover

    W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

    Living Pictures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Krešimir Purgar

    W.J.T. Mitchell – one of the founders of visual studies – has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world.…

    eBook – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Language and Materialism: Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject book cover

    Language and Materialism

    Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject, 1st Edition

    By Rosalind Coward, John Ellis

    First published in 1977, this book presents a comprehensive and lucid guide through the labyrinths of semiology and structuralism — perhaps the most significant systems of study to have been developed in the twentieth century. The authors describe the early presuppositions of structuralism and…

    eBook – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

    1st Edition

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1985, this book draws together the author’s artistic with analytical practices which had been developed over many years of sociological enquiry. It interprets a ‘work of art’ as a site on which a viewer or critic is invited to share in questioning celebration of the painting…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

  • India’s Biennale Effect: A politics of contemporary art book cover

    India’s Biennale Effect

    A politics of contemporary art, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert E. D'Souza, Sunil Manghani

    India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale has been described as one of the most significant newly emergent biennales, alongside Shanghai, Sharjah and Dakar. However, there have been few sustained and critical studies of these events as specific sites of production and reception of contemporary art. This…

    eBook – 2016-10-14
    Routledge India

  • The Muse: Psychoanalytic Explorations of Creative Inspiration book cover

    The Muse

    Psychoanalytic Explorations of Creative Inspiration, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adele Tutter

    Psychoanalysts have long been fascinated with creative artists, but have paid far less attention to the men and women who motivate, stimulate, and captivate them. The Muse counters this trend with nine original contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts, art historians, and literary…

    eBook – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing book cover

    Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    eBook – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance book cover

    Singularities

    Dance in the Age of Performance, 1st Edition

    By Andre Lepecki

    How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age? André Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of…

    eBook – 2016-06-17
    Routledge

  • Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation: Seeing-as and Seeing-in book cover

    Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation

    Seeing-as and Seeing-in, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gary Kemp, Gabriele M Mras

    Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not resemblance but '…

    eBook – 2016-06-10
    Routledge

  • Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sondra Bacharach, Siv B. Fjærestad, Jeremy Neil Booth

    Collaboration in the arts is no longer a conscious choice to make a deliberate artistic statement, but instead a necessity of artistic survival. In today’s hybrid world of virtual mobility, collaboration decentralizes creative strategies, enabling artists to carve new territories and maintain…

    eBook – 2016-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

    1st Edition

    Edited by David J. Cast

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari brings together the world's foremost experts on Vasari as well as up-and-coming scholars to provide, at the 500th anniversary of his birth, a comprehensive assessment of the current state of scholarship on this important-and still…

    eBook – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • The New Fiction: (A Protest against Sex-Mania) And Other Papers book cover

    The New Fiction

    (A Protest against Sex-Mania) And Other Papers, 1st Edition

    By J.A. Spender

    This collection of essays attempts to analyse common assumptions about art, literature and criticism at the time of publication in 1895. Taking the position of ‘a Philistine’ , Spender argues against the ‘new’ art and fiction and encourages the average member of the public to state their opinion…

    eBook – 2016-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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