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  • Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    Tate Modern is not modern - it was a century in the making. This interdisciplinary book is a unique account of a how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful museum it is today. Tate Modern had to entice an audience which had earlier railed against modern art but by creating its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930-present

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

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

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • 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 – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall

    History, Memory, Aesthetics

    By Peter Muir

    Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics theorises images from Attie's 'The Writing on the Wall 1991-1993' installation as a memorial activity, and as an index or habitation for history. The images, which appeared in Berlin's Scheunenviertel district, are suspended by the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • The Nabis and Intimate Modernism

    Painting and the Decorative at the Fin-de-Siècle

    By Katherine M. Kuenzli

    Providing a fresh perspective on an important but underappreciated group of late nineteenth-century French painters, this is the first book to provide an in-depth account of the Nabis' practice of the decorative, and its significance for twentieth-century modernism. Over the course of the ten…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Transculturation in British Art, 1770-1930

    Edited by Julie F. Codell

    Examining colonial art through the lens of transculturation, the essays in this collection assess painting, sculpture, photography, illustration and architecture from 1770 to 1930 to map these art works' complex and unresolved meanings illuminated by the concept of transculturation. Authors explore…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    British Art: Global Contexts

  • Nancy Spero, Encounters

    By Joanna S. Walker

    An original and valuable intervention in the fast-growing field of feminist and new art histories, Nancy Spero, Encounters offers a sophisticated interpretation of the work of a highly original and under-represented woman artist. The study proposes a new model of comparatism within the field of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Biocentrism and Modernism

    Edited by Oliver A.I. Botar, Isabel Wünsche

    Examining the complex intersections between art and scientific approaches to the natural world, Biocentrism and Modernism reveals another side to the development of Modernism. While many historians have framed this movement as being mechanistic and "against" nature, the essays in this collection…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Art in Consumer Culture

    Mis-Design

    By Grace McQuilten

    Written with beautiful clarity, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of commodification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in contemporary artistic practices in order…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism

    Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater and Burne-Jones

    By Jason Edwards

    Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism presents the first sustained re-evaluation of the life and work of one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

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