• The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art, 1st Edition

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum: Exchanging Views of Empire book cover

    Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18
    Routledge

  • Representing the Nation: Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States book cover

    Representing the Nation

    Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower

    The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums and Photography: Displaying Death book cover

    Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death, 1st Edition

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in London: The Burlington Fine Arts Club book cover

    Private Collecting, Exhibitions, and the Shaping of Art History in London

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1st Edition

    By Stacey J. Pierson

    The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen’s club with a singular remit – to exhibit members’ art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized, and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04
    Routledge

  • The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation book cover

    The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art

    Materials, Power and Manipulation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, Zuzanna Sarnecka

    This volume explores the late medieval and early modern periods from the perspective of objects. While the agency of things has been studied in anthropology and archaeology, it is an innovative approach for art historical investigations. Each contributor takes as a point of departure active things:…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge

  • Early Modern Merchants as Collectors book cover

    Early Modern Merchants as Collectors

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina M. Anderson

    Early Modern Merchants as Collectors encourages the rethinking of collecting not as an elite, often aristocratic pursuit, but rather as a vital activity that has engaged many different groups within society. The essays included in this volume consider merchants not only as important collectors in…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Durrer, Toby Miller, Dave O'Brien

    Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge

  • Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together book cover

    Preserving Popular Music Heritage

    Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Baker

    There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
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    Routledge Research in Music

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture: Writing Materiality book cover

    Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality, 1st Edition

    By Sabine Schülting

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions: Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences book cover

    Shedding New Light on Art Museum Additions

    Front Stage and Back Stage Experiences, 1st Edition

    By Altaf Engineer, Kathryn H. Anthony

    Vast sums of money spent to design, construct, and maintain museum additions demand great accountability of museum leaders and design professionals towards visitors and employees. Museum visitors today come not only to view works of art, but also to experience museum architecture itself, resulting…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia book cover

    Architectural Conservation and Restoration in Norway and Russia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Evgeny Khodakovsky, Siri Skjold Lexau

    Norway and Russia have been closely related through the ages, both geographically and historically, and have experienced similar problems relating to climate, building maintenance and national wooden architecture. As a result, the parallel study of architectural conservation and restoration…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

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