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  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson, Øyvind Vågnes

    The first book of its kind, Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing engages broadly with the often too neglected yet significant questions of gesture in visual culture. In our turbulent mediasphere where images – as lenses bearing on their own circumstances – are constantly mobilized to enact…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Field Sketching and the Experience of Landscape

    By Janet Swailes

    The act of field sketching allows us to experience the landscape first-hand – rather than reliance upon plans, maps and photographs at a distance, back in the studio. Aimed primarily at landscape architects, Janet Swailes takes the reader on a journey through the art of field sketching, providing…

    Paperback – 2016-06-27 
    Routledge

  • Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

    By Alison Ross

    In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course of his career. Using Kant’s treatment of the topic of sensuous form in his aesthetics as a comparative reference,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

  • Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Sondra Bacharach, Siv B. Fjærestad, Jeremy Neil Booth

    Collaboration in the arts is no longer a conscious choice to make a deliberate artistic statement, but instead a necessity of artistic survival. In today’s hybrid world of virtual mobility, collaboration decentralizes creative strategies, enabling artists to carve new territories and maintain…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Cognitive Basis of Aesthetics

    Cassirer, Crowther, and the Future

    By Elena Fell, Ioanna Kopsiafti

    This book seeks to fill a void in contemporary aesthetics scholarship by considering the cognitive features that make the aesthetic and artistic worthy of philosophical study. Aesthetic cognition has been largely abandoned by analytical philosophy, which instead tends to focus its attention on the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Impressionists in England (Routledge Revivals)

    The Critical Reception

    Edited by Kate Flint

    First published in 1984. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries represent not only era of rapidly changing artistic methods but a crucial evolution in art criticism. This book gathers together a wide-range of the criticism that greeted the work of the Impressionists artists in the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge

  • Life Forms and Meaning Structure

    By Alfred Schutz

    This volume contains a translation of four early manuscripts by Alfred Schutz, unpublished at the time, written between 1924 and 1928. The publication of these four essays adds much to our knowledge and appreciation of the wide range of Schutz’s phenomenological and sociological interests.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

  • 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 – 2015-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Georges Bataille

    Key Concepts

    Edited by Mark Hewson, Marcus Coelen

    Georges Bataille (1897 - 1962) was a philosopher, writer, and literary critic whose work has had a significant impact across disciplines as diverse as philosophy, sociology, economics, art history and literary criticism, as well as influencing key figures in post-modernist and post-structuralist…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge
    Key Concepts

  • Japanese Gardens

    Symbolism and Design

    By Seiko Goto, Takahiro Naka

    The unique beauty of the Japanese garden stems from its spirituality and rich symbolism, yet most discussions on this kind of garden rarely provide more than a superficial overview. This book takes a thorough look at the process of designing a Japanese garden, placing it in a historical and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • For Creative Geographies

    Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

    By Harriet Hawkins

    This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Geography

  • Art and Ethics in a Material World

    Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy

    By Jennifer A McMahon

    In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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