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  • Antebellum American Pendant Paintings

    New Ways of Looking

    By Wendy N. E. Ikemoto

    Antebellum American Pendant Paintings: New Ways of Looking marks the first sustained study of pendant paintings: discrete images designed as a pair. It opens with a broad overview that anchors the form in the medieval diptych, religious history, and aesthetic theory and explores its cultural and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Art and Protest in Putin's Russia

    By Lena Jonson

    The Pussy Riot protest, and the subsequent heavy handed treatment of the protestors, grabbed the headlines, but this was not an isolated instance of art being noticeably critical of the regime. As this book, based on extensive original research, shows, there has been gradually emerging over recent…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • The Introduction to Hegel's Philosophy of Fine Art

    Originally published in 1905, Bosanquet’s translation of Hegel’s Philosophy of Fine Art brings Hegel’s commentary and analysis of what constitutes beauty and fine art to an English audience as well as presenting his own viewpoints on the work and what is at the heart of true philosophical theory.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Beauty, Violence, Representation

    Edited by Lisa A. Dickson, Maryna Romanets

    This volume explores the relationship among beauty, violence, and representation in a broad range of artistic and cultural texts, including literature, visual art, theatre, film, and music. Charting diversifying interests in the subject of violence and beauty, dealing with the multiple inflections…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Murals and Tourism

    Heritage, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe

    Around the world, tourists are drawn to visit murals painted on walls. Whether heritage asset, legacy leftover, or contested art space, the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. They express something about the politics, heritage and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Greek Art in Context

    Archaeological and Art Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Diana Rodriguez Perez

    This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference ‘Greek Art in Context’ at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02 
    Routledge

  • Transatlantic Reflections on the Practice-Based PhD in Fine Art

    By Jessica Schwarzenbach, Paul Hackett

    Once the US was the only country in the world to offer a doctorate for studio artists, however the PhD in fine art disappeared after pressures established the MFA as the terminal degree for visual artists. Subsequently, the PhD in fine art emerged in the UK and is now offered by approximately 40…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Synchronization and Title Sequences

    Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

    By Michael Betancourt

    Michael Betancourt is a theorist, historian, and artist concerned with digital technology and capitalist ideology. He is the author of The ____________ Manifesto, The History of Motion Graphics, Beyond Spatial Montage, Glitch Art in Theory and Practice, Semiotics and Title Sequences, and The…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16 
    Focal Press
    Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

  • Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics

    By Claire Raymond

    Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers through ten thematic chapters and includes the work of cis- and trans-woman photographers.Developing the argument that through aesthetic force…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge

  • What Drawing and Painting Really Mean

    The Phenomenology of Image and Gesture

    By Paul Crowther

    There are as many meanings to drawing and painting as there are cultural contexts for them to exist in. But this is not the end of the story. Drawings and paintings are made, and in their making embody unique meanings that transform our perception of space-time and sense of finitude. These meanings…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • 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 – 2017-04-17 
    Routledge

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