Visual Arts Products

  • The Practical Zone System for Film and Digital Photography

    Classic Tool, Universal Applications, 6th Edition

    By Chris Johnson

    This sixth edition of The Practical Zone System by Chris Johnson updates the classic manual on Ansel Adams's landmark technique for the digital age. For photographers working digitally or with film, in color or black and white, in the studio or on the go, this simple visual language helps to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31 
    Focal Press

  • Federico Barocci

    Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Judith W. Mann

    Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533-1612), 'the greatest artist you’ve never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian artist to incorporate…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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 – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing

    By Catherine H. Lusheck

    Rubens and the Eloquence of Drawing re-examines the early graphic practice of the preeminent northern Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640) in light of early modern traditions of eloquence, particularly as promoted in the late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Flemish,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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

  • 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 – 2017-05-25 
    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

  • Of Armor and Men in Medieval England

    The Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights' Effigies

    By Rachel Ann Dressler

    Despite the profusion of knightly effigies created between c. 1240 and c. 1330 for tombs throughout the British Isles, these commemorative figures are relatively unknown to art historians and medievalists. Until now, their rich visual impact and significance has been relatively unexplored by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

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