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  • Photography and Place

    Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945

    By Donna West Brett

    As a recording device, photography plays a unique role in how we remember places and events that happened there. This includes recording events as they happen, or recording places where something occurred before the photograph was taken, commonly referred to as aftermath photography. This book…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Everyday Practice of Public Art

    Art, Space, and Social Inclusion

    Edited by Cameron Cartiere, Martin Zebracki

    The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27 
    Routledge

  • The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)

    England, Art and Politics since 1940

    By Robert Hewison

    Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the…

    Hardback – 2015-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Landow

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Hegel on Beauty

    By Julia Peters

    While the current philosophical debate surrounding Hegel’s aesthetics focuses heavily on the philosopher’s controversial ‘end of art’ thesis, its participants rarely give attention to Hegel’s ideas on the nature of beauty and its relation to art. This study seeks to remedy this oversight by placing…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

  • Vision and Society

    Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art

    By John Clammer

    Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world.…

    Hardback – 2014-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Ethics and Images of Pain

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, 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…

    Hardback – 2012-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art

    By Michelle Facos

    Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of…

    Paperback – 2011-03-21
    Routledge

  • On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

    By James Elkins

    Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief? On the Strange…

    Paperback – 2004-09-04
    Routledge

  • Pictures and Tears

    A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

    By James Elkins

    Art Does art leave you cold? And is that what it's supposed to do? Or is a painting meant to move you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking bout when a painting by James Thurber caught his eye. And what's bad about that? In Pictures and Tears, art historian James…

    Paperback – 2004-02-23
    Routledge

  • Stories of Art

    By James Elkins

    Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be one story of art. Cultures have their own stories - about…

    Paperback – 2002-09-27
    Routledge

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