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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

  • Figural Sculpture in Eleventh-Century Dalmatia and Croatia

    Patronage, Architectural Context, History

    By Magdalena Skoblar

    This is the first full-length, English-language study of eleventh-century figural sculpture produced in Dalmatia and Croatia. Challenging the dependency on stylistic analysis in previous scholarship, Magdalena Skoblar contextualises the visual presence of these relief carvings in their local…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Foreshadowing the Reformation

    Art and Religion in the 15th Century Burgundian Netherlands

    By Christopher Herbert

    Foreshadowing the Reformation argues that paintings are the history of ideas in visual form. It follows, therefore, that if we are to fully understand and appreciate the late Medieval and Renaissance paintings of great Northern European artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, we…

    Hardback – 2016-08-24 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

    Edited by Charissa N. Terranova, Meredith Tromble

    The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19 
    Routledge

  • Glitch Art in Theory and Practice

    Critical Failures and Post-Digital Aesthetics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Critical Failures: Glitch in Theory and Practice explores the concept of "glitch" alongside contemporary digital political economy to develop a general theory of critical media using glitch as a case study and model, focusing specifically on examples of digital art and aesthetics. While prior…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Focal Press

  • Fukushima and the Arts

    Negotiating Nuclear Disaster

    Edited by Barbara Geilhorn, Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    The natural and man-made cataclysmic events of the March 11, 2011, or 3.11, have dramatically altered the status quo of contemporary Japanese society. While much has been written about the social, political, economic, and technical aspects of the disaster, this volume represents one of the first…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Rome, Travel and the Sculpture Capital, c.1770–1825

    Edited by Tomas Macsotay

    The world that shaped Europe's first national sculptor-celebrities, from Schadow to David d'Angers, from Flaxman to Gibson, from Canova to Thorvaldsen, was the city of Rome. Until around 1800, the Holy See effectively served as Europe's cultural capital, and Roman sculptors found themselves at the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge

  • The International Politics of Fashion

    Being Fab in a Dangerous World

    Edited by Andreas Behnke

    This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28 
    Routledge
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924-1939

    By Linda Steer

    The first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, this study examines "found" photographs in three French Surrealist reviews published in the 1920s and 1930s: La Révolution surréaliste, edited by André Breton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge

  • The Artwork of Gerhard Richter

    Painting, Critical Theory and Cultural Transformation

    By Darryn Ansted

    By uniquely treating Gerhard Richter’s entire oeuvre as a single subject, Darryn Ansted combines research into Richter’s first art career as a socialist realist with study of his subsequent decisions as a significant contemporary artist. Analysis of Richter’s East German murals, early work, lesser…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
    Routledge

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