E-books: Visual Arts

  • Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire: Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts book cover

    Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire

    Museums of Design, Industry and the Applied Arts, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Rampley, Markian Prokopovych, Nóra Veszprémi

    Liberalism, Nationalism and Design Reform in the Habsburg Empire is a study of museums of design and applied arts in Austria-Hungary from 1864 to 1914. The Museum for Art and Industry (now the Museum of Applied Arts) as well as its design school occupies a prominent place in the study. The book…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • Active Landscape Photography: Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture book cover

    Active Landscape Photography

    Theoretical Groundwork for Landscape Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Anne C Godfrey

    Photographs play a hugely influential but largely unexamined role in the practice of landscape architecture and design. Through a diverse set of essays and case studies, this seminal text unpacks the complex relationship between landscape architecture and photography. It explores the influence of…

    eBook – 2020-01-15
    Routledge

  • What Painting Is book cover

    What Painting Is

    2nd Edition

    By James Elkins

    In this classic text, James Elkins communicates the experience of painting beyond the traditional vocabulary of art history. Alchemy provides a strange language to explore what it is a painter really does in the studio—the smells, the mess, the struggle to control the uncontrollable, the…

    eBook – 2019-12-24
    Routledge

  • The Film Developing Cookbook book cover

    The Film Developing Cookbook

    2nd Edition

    By Bill Troop, Steve Anchell

    The Film Developing Cookbook, 2nd edition is an up-to-date manual for photographic film development techniques. This book concentrates on films, their characteristics, and the developers each requires for maximum control of the resulting image. For two decades The Film Developing Cookbook has…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Sketching as Design Thinking book cover

    Sketching as Design Thinking

    1st Edition

    By Alma R. Hoffmann

    This book argues for the importance of sketching as a mode of thinking, and the relevance of sketching in the design process, design education, and design practice. Through a wide range of analysis and discussion, the book looks at the history of sketching as a resource throughout the design…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass book cover

    Cultural Reflections of Medusa

    The Shadow in the Glass, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hedgecock

    This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth- century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Memento Mori in Contemporary Art: Theologies of Lament and Hope book cover

    Memento Mori in Contemporary Art

    Theologies of Lament and Hope, 1st Edition

    By Taylor Worley

    This book explores how four contemporary artists—Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, and Damien Hirst—pursue the question of death through their fraught appropriations of Christian imagery. Each artist is shown to not only pose provocative theological questions, but also to question the…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • An Introduction to Applied Semiotics: Tools for Text and Image Analysis book cover

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics

    Tools for Text and Image Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Louis Hébert

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics presents nineteen semiotics tools for text and image analysis. Covering a variety of different schools and approaches, together with the author’s own original approach, this is a full and synthetic introduction to semiotics. This book presents general tools…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Creative Reflective Practitioner: Research Through Making and Practice book cover

    The Creative Reflective Practitioner

    Research Through Making and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Linda Candy

    The Creative Reflective Practitioner explores research and practice through the eyes of people with a wholehearted commitment to creative work. It reveals what it means to be a reflective creative practitioner, whether working alone, in collaboration with others, with digital technology or doing…

    eBook – 2019-11-26
    Routledge

  • Transmediations: Communication Across Media Borders book cover

    Transmediations

    Communication Across Media Borders, 1st Edition

    Edited by Niklas Salmose, Lars Elleström

    This collection offers a multi-faceted exploration of transmediations, the processes of transfer and transformation that occur when communicative acts in one medium are mediated again through another. While previous research has explored these processes from a broader perspective, Salmose and…

    eBook – 2019-11-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Portraits and Philosophy book cover

    Portraits and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans Maes

    Portraits are everywhere. One finds them not only in museums and galleries, but also in newspapers and magazines, in the homes of people and in the boardrooms of companies, on stamps and coins, on millions of cell phones and computers. Despite its huge popularity, however, portraiture hasn’t…

    eBook – 2019-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance book cover

    Cybernetic-Existentialism

    Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Steve Dixon

    Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance offers a unique discourse and an original aesthetic theory. It argues that fusing perspectives from the philosophy of Existentialism with insights from the ‘universal science’ of cybernetics…

    eBook – 2019-11-14
    Routledge

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