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  • On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture

    Edited by David Ellison, Andrew Leach

    Examining discomfort’s physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Routledge Revivals: Chinese Art (1935)

    Edited by Leigh Ashton

    First published in 1935, this book was intended to provide westerners with a more definite and comprehensive understanding of Chinese Art and its achievements. Newly available opportunities to study authentic examples, such as the Royal Academy exhibition that provided the impetus for this volume,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Women Architects and Modernism in India

    Narratives and contemporary practices

    By Madhavi Desai

    Studies on architecture in South Asia continue to ignore women in canonical histories of the discipline. This book attempts to recover the stories of the women architects whose careers nearly parallel the development of modernism in colonial and postcolonial India. Writing their experiences into…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments, and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Hardback – 2016-10-27 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Self-Assembly Lab

    Experiments in Programming Matter

    By Skylar Tibbits

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21 
    Routledge

  • Sociology of Crisis

    Visualising Urban Austerity

    By Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    The global financial crisis has demonstrated the impact and implications of late capitalism and its bedfellow, globalisation. In the European context, crisis is seen as a threat to the stability of the region, rather than a local or national concern. Post-2008, crisis is social and political,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Ethics and Images of Pain

    Edited by Asbjrn Grnstad, Henrik Gustafsson

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kummerling-Meibauer

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Redrawing Anthropology

    Materials, Movements, Lines

    Edited by Tim Ingold

    Why should anthropologists draw? The answer proposed in this groundbreaking volume is that drawing uniquely brings together ways of making, observing and describing. In twelve chapters, a team of authors from the UK, Europe, North America and Australia explore the potential of a graphic…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge
    Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception

  • The Creative Underground

    Arts, Politics and Everyday Life

    By Paul Clements

    This book examines how the visionary creative ideas of avant-garde and resistant groups, represented by utopian literature and art manifestos, re-invent society. A range of these original texts are critically evaluated in relation to cultural, historical and socio-political contexts and effects, in…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    The Great Victorian

    By Derrick Leon

    This book, first published in 1949, is an important work in Victorian studies, and directs light on Ruskin’s personal tragedy, his public life, and on the character of his work. This book will be of interest to students of history and cultural studies.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Coat of Many Colours (Routledge Revivals)

    Occasional Essays

    By Herbert Read

    This book, first published in 1947, is collection of critical essays by Herbert Read that had not been previously published in book form. The essays cover several different subject areas, including literature, art, architecture, and film, from a span of twenty years. This title will be of interest…

    Paperback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

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