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  • Comparativism in Art History

    Edited by Jaś Elsner

    Featuring some of the major voices in the world of art history, this volume explores the methodological aspects of comparison in the historiography of the discipline. The essays assess the strengths and weaknesses of the comparative practice in the history of art, and consider the larger issue of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-09 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

    By Richard A. Marsden

    Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous. How, then, did ideas about the past shape Scottish identity in a period when union…

    Paperback – 2017-01-07 

  • Robert Seymour and Nineteenth Century Print Culture

    Sketches by Seymour and Comic Illustration

    By Brian Maidment

    Robert Seymour’s Sketches by Seymour was one of the nineteenth century’s most enduring and widely reprinted books. Each new edition added fresh layers of text, textual annotation, and paratextual elements, with the result that Sketches offers an exemplary account of the dynamics of Victorian…

    Hardback – 2016-12-28 
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • Staging the Artist

    Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism

    By Claire Moran

    Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 

  • The Unfinished Exhibition

    Visualizing Myth, Memory, and the Shadow of the Civil War in Centennial America

    By Susanna W. Gold

    Susanna W. Gold is an independent historian and curator of 19th- and 20th-century American art and culture.  She has taught at Temple University, the Barnes Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Ph.D.  She has organized and written catalogs for a number of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 

  • James McNeill Whistler and France

    A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music

    By Suzanne M. Singletary

    James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music is the first full-length and in-depth study to position this painter within the overall trajectory of French modernism during the second half of the nineteenth century and to view the artist as integral to the aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08 

  • Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text

    A Case Study in the Victorian Illustrated Novel

    By Richard J. Hill

    Showing that Robert Louis Stevenson’s illustrated novels represent his vision of a serious artistic literary form, Richard J. Hill argues that Stevenson developed theories of the relationship of literature and the visual arts. For Stevenson, the illustrations were important not simply for their…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital

  • The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832

    Edited by Jason Edwards, Sarah Burnage

    The British School of Sculpture, c. 1760–1832 represents the first edited collection exploring one of the most significant moments in British art history, returning to centre stage a wide range of sculpture considered for the first time by some of the most important scholars in the field. Following…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

    Edited by James A. Davis

    In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: "Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter!" These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 

  • The Academy of San Carlos and Mexican Art History

    Politics, History, and Art in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

    By Ray Hernandez-Duran

    The first substantial Mexican colonial art historiography in English, this book examines the origin of the study of colonial art in Mexico as a symptom of the development of modern museum practice in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico City. Also an intellectual history, this study recognizes the role of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Painted Men in Britain, 1868–1918

    Royal Academicians and Masculinities

    By Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

    An original and overdue exploration of the representation of masculinity in British academic art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918 analyzes transgressions of gender and sexuality as represented in paintings by Leighton, Sargent, Tuke, and their…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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