20th Century Modern Art Products

  • The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art

    By Roni Grén

    This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Ornament and European Modernism

    From Art Practice to Art History

    Edited by Loretta Vandi

    Through in-depth essays on selected issues related to the meaning of ornament and its theoretical importance for the formation of modernism especially in England, Austria, and Germany, the collection re-examines two issues in particular: on the one hand the critical discourse that appeared at the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Dictionary of Visual Discourse

    A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms

    By Barry Sandywell

    This substantial and ambitious dictionary explores the languages and cultures of visual studies. It provides the basis for understanding the foundations and motivations of current theoretical and academic discourse, as well as the different forms of visual culture that have come to organize…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 

  • Circulations in the Global History of Art

    Edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann, Catherine Dossin, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

    The project of global art history calls for balanced treatment of artifacts and a unified approach. This volume emphasizes questions of transcultural encounters and exchanges as circulations. It presents a strategy that highlights the processes and connections among cultures, and also responds to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s–1980s

    A Geopolitics of Western Art Worlds

    By Catherine Dossin

    In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 

  • Visual Propaganda, Exhibitions, and the Spanish Civil War

    By Miriam M. Basilio

    Visual Propaganda, Exhibitions, and the Spanish Civil War is a history of art during wartime that analyzes images in various media that circulated widely and were encountered daily by Spaniards on city walls, in print, and in exhibitions. Tangible elements of the nation’s past”monuments, cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 

  • Cléo de Mérode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture

    By Michael D. Garval

    The first English-language monograph on the French dancer and model, Cléo de Mérode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture explores the haunting legacy of this intriguing and glamorous figure, an international celebrity at the dawn of modern celebrity culture. Situating Mérode at a pivotal…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–Present

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

    Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930–present investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and in recent years. The case studies discussed in this volume…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06 

  • Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

    Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

    By Nathan J. Timpano

    This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question:…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism

    By Adrian Hicken

    During the years before his death in 1918 Apollinaire’s reputation as poet and artistic animateur approached legendary proportions. This book is the first to present an extensive reassessment of Apollinaire’s role in the promotion of themes and iconography amongst his painter friends. Detailed…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16

  • Marie Laurencin

    Une femme inadaptée in Feminist Histories of Art

    By Elizabeth Louise Kahn

    Marie Laurencin, in spite of the noticeable reputation she made in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century, has attracted only sporadic attention by late-twentieth century art historians. Until now the substance of her art and the feminist issues that were entangled in her life have been…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16

  • Between Union and Liberation

    Women Artists in South Africa 1910-1994

    Edited by Marion Arnold, Brenda Schmahmann

    The essays collected here investigate art made by women in South Africa between 1910, the year of Union, and 1994, the year of the first democratic election. During this period, complex political circumstances and the impact of modernism in South Africa affected the production of images and objects…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16

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