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  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the emergence of photography. During this period, different parts of the British Empire began to actively claim their right to be acknowledged as indispensable contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Visual Media in Indonesia

    Video Vanguard

    By Edwin Jurriëns

    In the age of digital communication and global capitalism, people’s mental, social and natural environments are interconnected in complex and often unpredictable ways. This book focuses on the visual media, one of the key factors in shaping the contemporary ecology of colliding environments.…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

    Edited by Christina Lee

    This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Arts in Place

    The Arts, the Urban and Social Practice

    By Cara Courage

    This interdisciplinary book explores the role of art in placemaking in urban environments, analysing how artists and communities use arts to improve their quality of life. It explores the concept of social practice placemaking, where artists and community members as seen as equal experts in the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place, and as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-15 
    Routledge

  • Semiotics and Title Sequences

    Text-Image Composites in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Title sequences are the most obvious place where photography and typography combine on-screen, yet they are also a commonly neglected part of film studies. Semiotics and Title Sequences presents the first theoretical model and historical consideration of how text and image combine to create meaning…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry

    Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture

    Edited by Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Christopher Reed

    Augmenting recent developments in theories of gender and sexuality, this anthology marks a compelling new phase in queer scholarship. Navigating notions of silence, misunderstanding, pleasure, and even affects of phobia in artworks and texts, the essays in this volume propose new and surprising…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Alexander Dalrymple

    The Charts and Publications of Alexander Dalrymple

    By Andrew S. Cook

    Alexander Dalrymple was hydrographer to the East India Company (1779-1808) and to the Admiralty (1795-1808) and during his career published over nine hundred sea charts and over one hundred and fifty letterpress publications on subjects ranging from oriental antiquities to geographical exploration…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-01-18 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

    By Richard A. Marsden

    Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous. How, then, did ideas about the past shape Scottish identity in a period when union…

    Paperback – 2017-01-07 
    Routledge

  • 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 correlates with the historical idea of the frontier. But the concept of the frontier, so central…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

    Perspectives in a Global World

    Edited by Ruth E Iskin

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 
    Routledge

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