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  • 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
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

    By Lee Martin

    Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective challenges conventional wisdom on how we define and understand the emergence of creativity. Enhancing creativity is increasingly being suggested as critical to resolving 21st century challenges such as climate change, population growth and enabling…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • 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 – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge India

  • Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wunsche

    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 – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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 – 2016-09-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 – 2016-08-18 
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

  • Gestures of Seeing in Film, Video and Drawing

    Edited by Asbjrn Grnstad, Henrik Gustafsson, yvind Vagnes

    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 – 2016-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Singularities

    Dance 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? André Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    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 – 2016-06-20
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Landow

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)

    England, Art and Politics since 1940

    By Robert Hewison

    Culture and Consensus, first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the…

    Paperback – 2016-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2016-06-06
    Routledge

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