20th Century Modern Art Products

  • Comparativism in Art History

    Edited by Jas' 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 – 2016-12-19 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Confabulations : Storytelling in Architecture

    By Paul Emmons, Marcia F. Feuerstein, Carolina Dayer

    Paul Emmons is a registered architect and Professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center of Virginia Tech where he directs the PhD program in Architecture + Design Research. Marcia F Feuerstein is an architect and associate professor at the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism

    International Experiments in Italy

    By Marin R. Sullivan

    Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism is structured around four distinct but interrelated projects initially realized in Italy between 1966 and 1972: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Newspaper Sphere (Sfera di giornali), Robert Smithson’s Asphalt Rundown, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm

    By Catriona McAra

    In A Surrealist Stratigraphy of Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm, Catriona McAra offers the first critical study of the literary work of the celebrated American surrealist painter and soft sculptor. McAra fills a major gap in the scholarship, repositioning Tanning’s writing at the centre of her entire…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Mass-Observation and Visual Culture

    Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain

    By Lucy D. Curzon

    Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain critically analyses the role that visual culture played in the early development of Mass-Observation, the innovative British anthropological research group founded in 1937. The group’s production and use of painting, collage,…

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

  • Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art images are ubiquitous, and they enjoy a very special place in collective imaginary due to their ambiguous nature. Sometimes enigmatic in meaning, often stylistically crude and aesthetically aggressive, yet always visually arresting, they fill our field of vision with texts…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Routledge

  • Ornament and Order

    Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

    By Rafael Schacter

    Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge

  • Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art

    Abject, virtual, and alternate bodies

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark

    This collection of essays considers artistic works that deal with the body without a visual representation. It explores a range of ways to represent this absence of the figure: from abject elements such as bodily fluids and waste to surrogate forms including reliquaries, manuscripts, and cloth. The…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • How To Do Politics With Art

    Edited by Violaine Roussel, Anurima Banerji

    A major issue in the relation of art to the rest of society is the question of how art penetrates politics. From the perspective of most art scholars, this is a question of aesthetics—whether politics necessarily pollutes and debases the quality of the arts. From the perspective of social science,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera, 1956–1971

    The Ecole de Nice

    By Rosemary O'Neill

    The Riviera in the 1950s and 1960s was culturally rich with modernist icons such as Matisse and Picasso in residence, but also a burgeoning tourist culture, that established the Côte d'Azur as a center of indigenous artists associated with Nouveau Réalisme, Fluxus, and Supports/Surfaces, emerged…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Scale in Contemporary Sculpture

    Enlargement, Miniaturisation and the Life-Size

    By Rachel Wells

    The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the growth of global capitalism. In particular, the book traces the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Emerging Landscapes

    Between Production and Representation

    By Davide Deriu, Krystallia Kamvasinou

    Emerging Landscapes brings together scholars and practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines within the fields of the built environment and visual arts to explore landscape as an idea, an image, and a material practice in an increasingly globalized world. Drawing on the synergies between…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

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