Visual Culture Products

  • White

    Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Richard Dyer

    Now 20 years since its initial release, Richard Dyer’s classic text White remains a groundbreaking and insightful study of the representation of whiteness in Western visual culture. White explores how, while racial representation is central to the organization of the contemporary world, white…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • The Narratology of Comic Art

    By Kai Mikkonen

    By placing comics in a lively dialogue with contemporary narrative theory, The Narratology of Comic Art builds a systematic theory of narrative comics, going beyond the typical focus on the Anglophone tradition. This involves not just the exploration of those properties in comics that can be…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    Paperback – 2017-01-26 
    Museum Meanings

  • Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Period

    Edited by Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

    During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-17 
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Looking Beyond Borderlines

    North America's Frontier Imagination

    By Lee Rodney

    American territorial borders have undergone significant and unparalleled changes in the last decade. They serve as a powerful and emotionally charged locus for American national identity that parallels the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central to American…

    Hardback – 2016-12-26 
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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

  • 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

  • Political Street Art

    Communication, culture and resistance in Latin America

    By Holly Eva Ryan

    Recent global events, including the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, Occupy movements and anti-austerity protests across Europe have renewed scholarly and public interest in collective action, protest strategies and activist subcultures. We know that social movements don’t just contest and politicise…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • The Semiotics of Movement and Space

    By Robert James McMurtrie

    The Semiotics of Movement and Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyzes and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Dancing in Damascus

    Creativity, Resilience, and the Syrian Revolution

    By miriam cooke

    On March 17, 2011, many Syrians rose up against the authoritarian Asad regime that had ruled them with an iron fist for forty years. Initial successes were quickly quashed, and the revolution seemed to devolve into a civil war pitting the government against its citizens and extremist mercenaries.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25 

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