Paperbacks Direct: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of Côte d'Ivoire book cover

    Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of Côte d'Ivoire

    1st Edition

    By Monica Blackmun Visonà

    Constructing African Art Histories for the Lagoons of Côte d'Ivoire is an investigation of the methods employed by art historians who study creative production in Africa. While providing insights into the rich visual arts of the Lagoon Peoples of southeastern Côte d'Ivoire, this study is one of the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Heritage: History, Memory and the Highland Clearances book cover

    The Dynamics of Heritage

    History, Memory and the Highland Clearances, 1st Edition

    By Laurence Gouriévidis

    There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public. This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture book cover

    Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Freestone, Marco Amati

    The evolution of city planning theory and practice in the first half of the twentieth century was captured and driven by a range of exhibitionary practices in a variety of settings globally, from international expos to local public halls. The agendas of the promoters varied, but exhibitions…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum book cover

    Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan

    Giorgio Vasari and the Birth of the Museum offers the first dedicated and comprehensive study of Vasari’s original contributions to the making of museums, addressing the subject from the full range of aspects - collecting, installation, conceptual-historical - in which his influence is strongly…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

  • Towards World Heritage: International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870-1930 book cover

    Towards World Heritage

    International Origins of the Preservation Movement 1870-1930, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Hall

    Historic preservation, whether of landscapes or buildings, was an important development of the nineteenth century in many countries. There is however surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly focused. For example, generally landscape preservation…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums book cover

    Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries and Museums

    1st Edition

    By Graham Matthews, Yvonne Smith

    This important book assesses the current state of disaster management in archives, libraries and museums in the UK and around the world, and provides recommendations for addressing current and future threats. Following an introductory outline of the topic and terminology, the authors provide a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Revisualizing Visual Culture book cover

    Revisualizing Visual Culture

    1st Edition

    By Chris Bailey, Hazel Gardiner

    In the past twenty years digital technology has had a radical impact on all the disciplines associated with the visual arts - this book provides expert views of that impact. By looking at the advanced ICT methods now being employed, this volume details the long-lasting effects and advances now…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • The Museum of French Monuments 1795-1816: ‘Killing art to make history’ book cover

    The Museum of French Monuments 1795-1816

    ‘Killing art to make history’, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Stara

    The first volume in two centuries on Alexandre Lenoir's Museum of French Monuments in Paris, this study presents a comprehensive picture of a seminal project of French Revolutionary cultural policy, one crucial to the development of the modern museum institution. The book offers a new critical…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Visuality/Materiality: Images, Objects and Practices book cover

    Visuality/Materiality

    Images, Objects and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Divya P. Tolia-Kelly

    Edited by Gillian Rose

    Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This book argues that these hitherto distinct fields should be understood as in continual dialogue and co-constitution and focuses on reconceptualising the visual as an…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing book cover

    Museum Bodies

    The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing, 1st Edition

    By Helen Rees Leahy

    Museum Bodies provides an account of how museums have staged, prescribed and accommodated a repertoire of bodily practices, from their emergence in the eighteenth century to the present day. As long as museums have existed, their visitors have been scrutinised, both formally and informally, and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and Venice book cover

    Shakespeare and Venice

    1st Edition

    By Graham Holderness

    Shakespeare and Venice is the first book length study to describe and chronicle the mythology of Venice that was formulated in the Middle Ages and has persisted in fiction and film to the present day. Graham Holderness focuses specifically on how that mythology was employed by Shakespeare to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage: A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing book cover

    Visual Interface Design for Digital Cultural Heritage

    A Guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing, 1st Edition

    By Stan Ruecker, MIlena Radzikowska, Stefan Sinclair

    Browsing for information is a significant part of most research activity, but many online collections hamper browsing with interfaces that are variants on a search box. Research shows that rich-prospect interfaces can offer an intuitive and highly flexible alternative environment for information…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

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