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  • The Persistence of Taste

    Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu

    Edited by Malcolm Quinn, Dave Beech, Michael Lehnert, Carol Tulloch, Stephen Wilson

    This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of taste in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of taste. It brings curators together with sociologists and art theorists and artists with design historians, art historians and cultural historians, with the common aim of developing rigorous and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art

    Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Donatella Pegazzano

    This edited collection traces the impact of monographic exhibitions on the discipline of art history from the first examples in the late eighteenth century through the present. Roughly falling into three genres (retrospectives of living artists, retrospectives of recently deceased artists, and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Why Art Photography?

    2nd Edition

    By Lucy Soutter

    The 2nd edition of Why Art Photography is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity and photography’s expanding field are supplemented with new…

    Paperback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Painting the Novel

    Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

    By Jakub Lipski

    Painting the Novel: Pictorial Discourse in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction focuses on the interrelationship between eighteenth-century theories of the novel and the art of painting – a subject which has not yet been undertaken in a book-length study. This volume argues that throughout the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge
    British Literature in the Eighteenth Century

  • Contemporary British Ceramics and the Influence of Sculpture

    Monuments, Multiples, Destruction and Display

    By Laura Gray

    This book investigates how British contemporary artists who work with clay have managed, in the space of a single generation, to take ceramics from niche-interest craft to the pristine territories of the contemporary art gallery. This development has been accompanied (and perhaps propelled) by the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Benin Plaques

    A 16th Century Imperial Monument

    By Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

    The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a…

    Hardback – 2018-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Société des Trois in the Nineteenth Century

    The Translocal Artistic Union of Whistler, Fantin-Latour, and Legros

    By Melissa Berry

    This book reframes the formative years of three significant artists: Henri Fantin-Latour, Alphonse Legros, and James McNeill Whistler. The trio’s coming together as the Société des trois occurred during the emergence of the artistic avant-garde – a movement toward individualism and self-expression.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Place and Space in the Medieval World

    Edited by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner

    This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case-studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Urbanization and Contemporary Chinese Art

    By Meiqin Wang

    This book explores the relationship between the ongoing urbanization in China and the production of contemporary Chinese art since the beginning of the twenty-first century. Wang provides a detailed analysis of artworks and methodologies of art-making from eight contemporary artists who employ a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • How Folklore Shaped Modern Art

    A Post-Critical History of Aesthetics

    By Wes Hill

    Since the 1990s, artists and art writers around the world have increasingly undermined the essentialism associated with notions of "critical practice." We can see this manifesting in the renewed relevance of what were previously considered "outsider" art practices, the emphasis on first-person…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence

    By Boris Kossoy

    This book delivers an in-depth analysis of Hercule Florence, who is virtually unknown despite being among the world’s photographic pioneers. Based on the texts of various manuscripts, letters, diaries, notes, and advertisements, this book answers numerous questions surrounding Florence’s work,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914

    The Eye on War

    Edited by Ann Murray

    This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Politics

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