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  • The Nabis and Symbolist Theater book cover

    The Nabis and Symbolist Theater

    By Merel van Tilburg

    Through a rereading of the available textual and visual sources of Symbolist theater and of the work of Nabi artists, as well as through an analysis of sources and paintings previously unexamined in the existing literature, this book rewrites the history of the cross-fertilization between Nabi art…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • 3ds Max Modeling for Games 2nd edition: An Insider’s Guide to Stylized Modeling book cover

    3ds Max Modeling for Games 2nd edition

    An Insider’s Guide to Stylized Modeling

    By Andrew Gahan

    Learn how to model comic-style a la Pixar with the expert techniques found in 3ds Max Modeling for Games: An Insider’s Guide to Stylized Modeling. This new volume will show you the ins-and-outs of stylized modeling, including characters, vehicles, environments, and much more. Follow the story of…

    Paperback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia book cover

    The Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Josephine Machon

    The authorised Punchdrunk Encyclopaedia is the definitive book on the company’s work to date, marking eighteen years of Punchdrunk’s existence. It provides the first full-scale, historical account of one of the world’s foremost immersive theatre companies, drawn from unrivalled access to the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes book cover

    A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes

    3rd Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    Now for its third edition, more than a quarter-century later, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz returns to his favorite subject: the avant-garde in all the arts. Rewriting earlier entries, adding hundreds of new ones, he provides intelligence and information…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Psychology of Game Design book cover

    Psychology of Game Design

    By Oscar Clark, Berni Good

    This book looks at the way that game designers and academics look at the game design based on a combination of design instinct and current scientific evidence, written as a dialog between commerical design interests and player behaviour study. The authors explore key design issues from a practical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-06 
    Routledge

  • Living Media Ethics: Across Platforms book cover

    Living Media Ethics

    Across Platforms, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Bugeja

    Winner of the Clifford G. Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics, Michael Bugeja’s Living Media Ethics posits that moral convergence is essential to address the complex issues of our high-tech media environment. As such the book departs from and yet complements traditional pedagogy in media…

    Paperback – 2018-11-06 
    Routledge

  • Occasions of State: Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power book cover

    Occasions of State

    Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power

    By J.R. Mulryne, Krista De Jonge

    The motivations for the staging of festivals in early modern Europe were often complex and multi-faceted. In addition to their role as entertainment spectacles, they were important vehicles for the display of political and military superiority. 'Entries' in to cities were particularly strong…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Blender Foundations, Second Edition: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 7.2x, Second Edition book cover

    Blender Foundations, Second Edition

    The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 7.2x, Second Edition

    By Alan Thorn, Roland Hess

    Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tolls on the market. With the expert insight and experience of Alan Thorn and Roland Hess, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.7x…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Managing Organisational Success in the Arts book cover

    Managing Organisational Success in the Arts

    Edited by David Stevenson

    The creative and cultural industries are a dynamic and rapidly expanding field of enterprise. Yet all too often the dominant narrative about arts organisations is one of crisis, collapse, and closure. This edited collection seeks to challenge that narrative through pursuing a focus on…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays book cover

    Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays

    By Maisha Akbar

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance book cover

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

    By Robert Leach

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacted with changing social, political, and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…

    Hardback – 2018-10-29 
    Routledge

  • An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance: Volume Two - From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age book cover

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance

    Volume Two - From the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Age

    By Robert Leach

    An Illustrated History of British Theatre and Performance chronicles the history and development of theatre from the Roman era to the present day. As the most public of arts, theatre constantly interacted with changing social, political, and intellectual movements and ideas, and Robert Leach’s…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Routledge

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