Museum & Heritage Studies: Material Culture

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography book cover

    Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Modern Historiography

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Pollali, Berthold Hub

    Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades, covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This collection of essays offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It revisits ‘canonical’ forms…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Material Worlds: Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity book cover

    Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Elements of Architecture: Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces book cover

    Elements of Architecture

    Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mikkel Bille, Tim Flohr Sorensen

    Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Dynastic Colonialism: Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau book cover

    Dynastic Colonialism

    Gender, Materiality and the Early Modern House of Orange-Nassau, 1st Edition

    By Susan Broomhall, Jacqueline Van Gent

    Dynastic Colonialism analyses how women and men employed objects in particular places across the world during the early modern period in order to achieve the remarkable expansion of the House of Orange-Nassau. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent explore how the House emerged as a leading force…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs': Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments book cover

    Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Steel, Katharina Zinn

    From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the ‘stuff’ of food remains central to people’s daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality of foodstuffs past and present, examining humanity’s intriguingly complex relationships…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Ruin Memories: Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past book cover

    Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture book cover

    Materializing Memory in Art and Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laszlo Muntean, Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik

    Memory matters. It matters because memory brings the past into the present, and opens it up to the future. But it also matters literally, because memory is mediated materially. Materiality is the stuff of memory. Meaningful objects that we love (or hate) function not only as aide-mémoire but are…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • The Materiality of Love: Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice book cover

    The Materiality of Love

    Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Malinowska, Michael Gratzke

    Drawing on love studies and research in material cultures, this book seeks to re-examine love through materiality studies, especially their recent incarnations, new materialism and object-oriented philosophy, to spark a debate on the relationship between love, objects and forms of materializing…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia: Argaric Societies book cover

    The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Jimenez, Sandra Subías, Margarita Romero

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Debating Archaeological Empiricism: The Ambiguity of Material Evidence book cover

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism

    The Ambiguity of Material Evidence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Johannes Siapkas

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Material Crossovers book cover

    Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

    Material Crossovers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert, Lin Foxhall

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

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