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  • Postcolonising the Medieval Image

    Edited by Eva Frojmovic, Catherine E. Karkov

    Postcolonial theories have transformed literary, historical and cultural studies over the past three decades. Yet the study of medieval art and visualities has, in general, remained Eurocentric in its canon and conservative in its approaches. 'Postcolonising', as the eleven essays in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge

  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the emergence of photography. During this period, different parts of the British Empire began to actively claim their right to be acknowledged as indispensable contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Rajasthan: The Painted Walls of Shekhavati

    By Francis Wacziarg, Aman Nath

    Within the region of Rajasthan in India lies Shekhavati, and there lie the empty forts of the Rajputs – the once powerful warrior class – and the huge, painted mansions of merchant families who have long since departed to the cities, leaving their beautiful frescoed houses to the ravages of time.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • The Rise and Fall of British India

    Imperialism as Inequality

    By Karl de Schweinitz Jr

    A great deal of argument about the theory and practice of imperialism has been generated in recent years, much of it Eurocentric and much of it focusing on the causes of imperialism. In this singularly clear and perceptive study, first published in 1983, Karl de Schweinitz concentrates instead on a…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: British in India

  • In Crime's Archive

    The Cultral Afterlife of Evidence

    By Katherine Biber

    This book investigates what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings. During the criminal trial, evidentiary material is tightly-regulated; it is formally regarded as part of the court record, and subject to the rules of evidence and criminal procedure. However, these…

    Hardback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge

  • Seizing the Light

    A Social & Aesthetic History of Photography, 3rd Edition

    By Robert Hirsch, Robert Hirsch

    The definitive history of photography book, Seizing the Light: A Social and Aesthetic History of Photography delivers the fascinating story of how photography as an art form came into being, and its continued development, maturity, and transformation. Covering the major events, practitioners, works…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20 
    Focal Press

  • Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500-1500

    Edited by Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, Bianca Kuhnel

    Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place 500-1500 focuses on the unique ways that natural materials carry the spirit of place. Since early Christianity, wood, earth, water and stone were taken from loca sancta to signify them elsewhere. Academic discourse has…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge

  • Prototyping Cultures

    Art, Science and Politics in Beta

    Edited by Alberto Corsin Jimenez

    Prototypes have acquired much prominence and visibility in recent times. Software development is perhaps the case in point, where the release of non-stable versions of programmes (beta versions) has become commonplace, as is famously the case in free and open source software. Prototyping has also…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

    Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

    By Natsumi Nonaka

    This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-03-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World

    By Inmaculada Rodriguez Moya, Victor Minguez

    This monograph is a study and catalogue of the artistic production of the Early Modern World including and evoking the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, plus an eighth, considered by scholars of the 15th and 16th centuries to be the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Nowadays we often see…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge

  • The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities

    Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources

    By Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis

    This book addresses the need of humanities scholars for whom technology and data now play a large role in their research and teaching and who need deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation. The authors, all experts in digital humanities, offer a clear explanation of key…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

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