• How Folklore Shaped Modern Art: A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics book cover

    How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art book cover

    Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art

    Edited by Cristina Albu, Dawna Schuld

    This book examines the interconnections between art, phenomenology, and cognitive studies. Contributors question the binary oppositions generally drawn between visuality and agency, sensing and thinking, phenomenal art and politics, phenomenology and structuralism, and subjective involvement and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums book cover

    Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums

    By Margaret Tali

    Absence and Difficult Knowledge in Contemporary Art Museums analyses practices of collecting in European art museums from 1989 to the present, arguing that museums actualise absence both consciously and unconsciously, while misrepresentation is an outcome of the absent perspectives and voices of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art Museums and Exhibitions

  • Slow Looking: The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation book cover

    Slow Looking

    The Art and Practice of Learning Through Observation

    By Shari Tishman

    Slow Looking provides a robust argument for the importance of slow looking in learning environments both general and specialized, formal and informal, and its connection to major concepts in teaching, learning, and knowledge. A museum-originated practice increasingly seen as holding wide…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13 
    Routledge

  • Museums, Power, Knowledge: Selected Essays book cover

    Museums, Power, Knowledge

    Selected Essays

    By Tony Bennett

    Few perspectives have invigorated the development of critical museum studies over the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries as much as Foucault’s account of the relations between knowledge and power, and their role in processes of governing. Within this literature, Tony Bennett’s work…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge

  • Creativity and Learning in Later Life: An Ethnography of Museum Education book cover

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life

    An Ethnography of Museum Education

    By Shari Sabeti

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life examines how processes such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ are experienced by writers who engage with the visual arts, and questions how age is perceived in relation to these processes. The author’s careful analysis challenges many of the assumptions on…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Hardback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia book cover

    No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying

    The Museum in South Asia

    Edited by Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh

    This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Museum Learning: Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice book cover

    Museum Learning

    Theory and Research as Tools for Enhancing Practice

    By Jill Hohenstein, Theano Moussouri

    As museums are increasingly asked to demonstrate not only their cultural, but also their educational and social significance, the means to understand how museum visitors learn becomes ever more important. And yet, learning can be conceptualised and investigated in many ways. Coming to terms with…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge

  • Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915 book cover

    Expanding Nationalisms at World's Fairs

    Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851-1915

    Edited by David Raizman, Ethan Robey

    Expanding Nationalisms at World’s Fairs: Identity, Diversity, and Exchange, 1851–1915 introduces the subject of international exhibitions to art and design historians and a wider audience as a resource for understanding the broad and varied political meanings of design during a period of rapid…

    Hardback – 2017-10-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds: The Anatomist and the Fine Arts book cover

    William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds

    The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

    By Helen McCormack

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Future of Natural History Museums book cover

    The Future of Natural History Museums

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    Natural history museums are changing, both because of their own internal development and in response to changes in context. Historically, the aim of collecting from nature was to develop encyclopedic assemblages to satisfy human curiosity and build a basis for taxonomic information. Today, with…

    Paperback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    ICOM Advances in Museum Research

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