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  • Contemporary Art and Digital Culture

    By Melissa Gronlund

    Contemporary Art and Digital Culture analyses the impact of the internet and digital technologies upon contemporary art in last fifteen years. Art production from the mid-2000s to the present has been, and continues to be, deeply inflected by social media and the rise of the internet as a mass…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22 

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Elena Stylianou is Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at the European University, Cyprus. She earned a PhD in Art Theory from Columbia University, USA and completed her postdoctoral fellowship research at the University of London, UK. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA),…

    Hardback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis

    Perspectives from Analyst-Artists

    Edited by George Hagman

    Art, Creativity, and Psychoanalysis: Perspectives from Analyst-Artists collects personal reflections by therapists who are also professional artists. It explores the relationship between art and analysis through accounts by practitioners who identify themselves as dual-profession artists and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 

  • 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 – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory

    Living Pictures

    Edited by Krešimir Purgar

    W.J.T. Mitchell—one of the founders of visual studies—has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1985, this book draws together the author’s artistic with analytical practices which had been developed over many years of sociological enquiry. It interprets a ‘work of art’ as a site on which a viewer or critic is invited to share in questioning celebration of the painting…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

    Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Language and Materialism

    Developments in Semiology and the Theory of the Subject

    By Rosalind Coward, John Ellis

    First published in 1977, this book presents a comprehensive and lucid guide through the labyrinths of semiology and structuralism — perhaps the most significant systems of study to have been developed in the twentieth century. The authors describe the early presuppositions of structuralism and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • India’s Biennale Effect

    A politics of contemporary art

    Edited by Robert E. D'Souza, Sunil Manghani

    India’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale has been described as one of the most significant newly emergent biennales, alongside Shanghai, Sharjah and Dakar. However, there have been few sustained and critical studies of these events as specific sites of production and reception of contemporary art. This…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2016-08-15
    Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

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