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  • Theory for Art History

    Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal, 2nd Edition

    By Jae Emerling

    Theory for Art History provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works, and ideas. Written both for the student in need of a quick introduction or for the scholar brushing up on details, this new volume in the theory4 series provides key…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 

  • The Photography Cultures Reader

    Representation, Agency and Identity

    Edited by Liz Wells

    The Photography History and Theory Reader is a comprehensive introduction to the history of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including writings by early photographers such as Fox Talbot, Daguerre, Cameron, Stieglitz, Niepce and Weston, as well as key thinkers like Roland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 

  • The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 

  • The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

    Edited by Isabel Wünsche

    The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context is a challenging exploration of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of Expressionism outside of the German-speaking world, in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art

    The Transcultural Icon

    By C.A. Tsakiridou

    Tradition and Transformation in Christian Art approaches tradition and transculturality in religious art from an Orthodox perspective that defines tradition as a dynamic field of exchanges and synergies between iconographic types and their variants. Relying on a new ontology of iconographic types,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge Research in Art and Religion

  • Photography and Ontology

    Unsettling Images

    Edited by Donna West Brett, Natalya Lusty

    This edited collection explores the complex ways in which photography is used and interpreted: as a record of evidence, as a form of communication, as a means of social and political provocation, as a mode of surveillance, as a narrative of the self, and as an art form. What makes photographic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Artangel and Financing British Art

    Adapting to Social and Economic Change

    By Charlotte Gould

    The Artangel Trust has been credited with providing artists with all the money and logistics they need to create one-off dream projects. An independent art commissioning agency based in London, it has operated since 1985 and is responsible for producing some of the most striking ephemeral and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • New York, Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

    Edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner

    Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted…

    Hardback – 2018-08-07 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Cultural Mobility in the Interwar Avant-Garde Art Network

    Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands

    By Michał Wenderski

    This book explores the issue of cultural mobility within the interwar network of the European avant-garde, focusing on selected writers, artists, architects, magazines and groups from Poland, Belgium and Netherlands. Regardless of their apparent linguistic, cultural and geographical remoteness,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Photography Reader

    History and Theory, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Liz Wells

    The Photography Reader is a comprehensive introduction to theories of photography; its production; and its uses and effects. Including articles by photographers from Edward Weston to Jo Spence, as well as key thinkers like Roland Barthes, Victor Burgin and Susan Sontag, the essays trace the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 

  • Humanizing Visual Design

    The Rhetoric of Human Forms in Practical Communication

    By Charles Kostelnick

    This book analyzes the role that human forms play in visualizing practical information and in making that information understandable, accessible, inviting, and meaningful to readers—in short, "humanizing" it. Drawing on rhetorical theory, art history, design studies, and historical and contemporary…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture

  • The Pleasure of Pictures

    Pictorial Experience and Aesthetic Appreciation

    Edited by Jérôme Pelletier, Alberto Voltolini

    The general aim of this volume is to investigate the nature of the relation between pictorial experience and aesthetic appreciation. In particular, it is concerned with the character and intimacy of this relationship: is there a mere causal connection between pictorial experience and aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

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