Paperbacks Direct: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • 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

  • Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives book cover

    Pedagogies of Public Memory

    Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives

    Edited by Jane Greer, Laurie Grobman

    Pedagogies of Public Memory explores opportunities for writing and rhetorical education at museums, archives, and memorials. Readers will follow students working and writing at well-known sites of international interest (e.g., the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Grey Funnel Lines: Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970 book cover

    Grey Funnel Lines

    Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy 1900-1970

    By Cyril Tawney

    Originally published in 1987. In this book we find songs reflecting every aspect of life in the twentieth-century Royal Navy, both upper and lower deck: war, ship’s routine, aviation, submarines, the antics of dockyard personnel, not to mention the matelot’s shore-going adventures, both amorous and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Chime Child: or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years book cover

    The Chime Child

    or Somerset Singers Being An Account of Some of Them and Their Songs Collected Over Sixty Years

    By Ruth L. Tongue

    Originally published in 1968. The author, a well-known contemporary and friend of folklorist Katharine M. Briggs, collected a tremendous store of folk music material over many years and eventually decided to put some of it on permanent record. This book comprises a cross-section of rescued melodies…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Village Song & Culture: A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire book cover

    Village Song & Culture

    A Study Based on the Blunt Collection of Song from Adderbury North Oxfordshire

    By Michael Pickering

    Originally published in 1982. The songs on which this study is based were once vibrant in the throats and ears and minds of living people. This book examines the songs and their meanings in relation to the lives of those people, and relates them to the cultural tradition and practice of which they…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings: Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland book cover

    Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals): Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance book cover

    The First German Theatre (Routledge Revivals)

    Schiller, Goethe, Kleist and Büchner in Performance

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1990. The book surveys of the development of German theatre from a market sideshow into an important element of cultural life and political expression. It examines Schiller as ‘theatre poet’ at Mannheim, Goethe’s work as director of the court theatre at Weimar, and then traces…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Revolution in German Theatre 1900-1933 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Patterson

    First published in 1981, this book represents the first work in English to give a comprehensive account of the revolutionary developments in German theatre from the decline of Naturalism through the Expressionist upheaval to the political theatre of Piscator and Brecht. Early productions of Kaiser’…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, c. 1500–1750 book cover

    Collecting Prints and Drawings in Europe, c. 1500–1750

    Edited by Christopher Baker, Caroline Elam, Genevieve Warwick

    Prints and drawings have been keenly collected in Europe since at least the early sixteenth century. Relatively modest in price, they offered artists, amateurs and collectors of a systematic turn of mind the opportunity to put together holdings with a wide representation of different hands, schools…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector: The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950 book cover

    LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector

    The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950

    By John Vincent

    This book examines the complex and conflicting relationships between LGBT people and our cultural and heritage organisations including libraries, museums and archives. In this unique book established author John Vincent draws together current good practice, and also highlights issues which urgently…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of the Illusive Distance book cover

    The Architecture of the Illusive Distance

    By Amir H. Ameri

    Focusing on three secular institutional building types: libraries, museums, and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which have seen to the formation of these institutions, the development of their architecture,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-23 
    Routledge

  • Video Art Historicized: Traditions and Negotiations book cover

    Video Art Historicized

    Traditions and Negotiations

    By Malin Hedlin Hayden

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a…

    Paperback – 2017-09-16 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

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