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  • 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…

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

  • Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art

    Edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross

    The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; Theoretical…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

    By Tim Stott

    This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so that participants actively engage with or complete the work of art through their play. Here…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural…

    Paperback – 2015-01-22

  • Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • The Psychological Roots of Modernism: Picasso and Jung

    By William A. Sikes

    A radically new interpretation of Picasso’s life and work by an important Jungian scholar, The Psychological Roots of Modernism is an exciting contribution to the fields of both Jungian psychology and cultural criticism. All of Picasso’s major works, from the Blue period masterpieces to the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26

  • The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others

    A Global Perspective

    By Esther Lezra

     The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others examines European mistranslations and misrepresentations of black freedom dreams and self-activity as monstrous in the period of modern imperial consolidation –roughly from 1750 to 1848. This book argues that Europe’s archives of self-understanding are…

    Hardback – 2014-03-06
    Global Horizons

  • The Bauhaus and Public Relations

    Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

    By Patrick Rössler

    This innovative study considers one of the most important art and design movements of the 20th century, the Bauhaus, in conjunction with current research in public relations and organizational communication, elaborating on the mechanisms of internal and external communication available to influence…

    Hardback – 2014-01-14
    Routledge Research in Public Relations

  • Theorizing Visual Studies

    Writing Through the Discipline

    Edited by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, Joel Kuennen

    This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13

  • New Games

    Postmodernism After Contemporary Art

    By Pamela M. Lee

    Pamela M. Lee’s New Games revisits postmodernism in light of art history's more recent embrace of "the contemporary." What can the theories and practices associated with postmodernism tell us about the obsession with the contemporary in both the academy and the art world? In looking at work by Dara…

    Paperback – 2012-11-16
    Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

  • Children's Culture and the Avant-Garde

    Painting in Paris, 1890-1915

    By Marilynn Strasser Olson

    This volume explores the mutual influences between children’s literature and the avant-garde. Olson places particular focus on fin-de-siècle Paris, where the Avant-garde was not unified in thought and there was room for modernism to overlap with children’s literature and culture in the Golden Age.…

    Hardback – 2012-08-25
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics

    By Dustin Kidd

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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