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  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Muse

    Psychoanalytic Explorations of Creative Inspiration

    Edited by Adele Tutter

    Psychoanalysts have long been fascinated with creative artists, but have paid far less attention to the men and women who motivate, stimulate, and captivate them. The Muse counters this trend with nine original contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts, art historians, and literary…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

  • 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

  • Singularities: Dance and Visual Arts in the Age of Performance

    By Andre Lepecki

    How does the production of performance engage with the fundamental issues of our advanced neo-capitalist age? Andre Lepecki surveys a decade of visual art and experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty first century – not just as an aesthetic category but…

    Paperback – 2016-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Wollheim, Wittgenstein, and Pictorial Representation

    Seeing-as and Seeing-in

    Edited by Gary Kemp, Gabriele M Mras

    Pictorial representation is one of the core questions in aesthetics and philosophy of art. What is a picture? How do pictures represent things? This collection of specially commissioned chapters examines the influential thesis that the core of pictorial representation is not resemblance but '…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
    Routledge

  • The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting

    A Critical Re-evaluation of their Uses and Interpretations

    By Isabella Nardi

    The study of technical treatises in Indian art has increasingly attracted much interest. This work puts forward a critical re-examination of the key Indian concepts of painting described in the Sanskrit treatises, called citrasutras. In an in-depth and systematic analysis of the texts on the theory…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • William Holman Hunt and Typological Symbolism (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Landow

    In this study, first published in 1979, Landow contends that Hunt’s version of Pre-Raphaelitism concerned itself primarily with an elaborate system of painterly symbolism rather than with a photographic realism as has been usually supposed. Like Ruskin, Hunt believed that a symbolism based on…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • New Approaches to Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    Thirteen Essays

    By Robert Hewison

    The study of Ruskin’s work and influence is now a feature of several critical disciplines. New Approaches to Ruskin, first published in 1981, reflects this, gathering some of the most distinguished writers on Ruskin and joining them with others who have undertaken significant research in the field…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Focal Press
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • The New Fiction

    (A Protest against Sex-Mania) And Other Papers

    By J.A. Spender

    This collection of essays attempts to analyse common assumptions about art, literature and criticism at the time of publication in 1895. Taking the position of ‘a Philistine’ , Spender argues against the ‘new’ art and fiction and encourages the average member of the public to state their opinion…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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