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  • 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

  • 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

  • The Nabis and Intimate Modernism

    Painting and the Decorative at the Fin-de-Siècle

    By Katherine M. Kuenzli

    Providing a fresh perspective on an important but underappreciated group of late nineteenth-century French painters, this is the first book to provide an in-depth account of the Nabis' practice of the decorative, and its significance for twentieth-century modernism. Over the course of the ten…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Re-Reading Leonardo

    The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900

    Edited by Claire Farago

    For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism

    Gilbert Amongst Whistler, Wilde, Leighton, Pater and Burne-Jones

    By Jason Edwards

    Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism presents the first sustained re-evaluation of the life and work of one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Siting Federico Barocci and the Renaissance Aesthetic

    By Peter Gillgren

    Focusing on what he calls 'the performative gaze', the author explores the artistic world of the Urbino painter Federico Barocci (1535-1612) in the context of Renaissance culture. Through analysis of Barocci's works, Gillgren also sheds new light on Renaissance aesthetic communication generally.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Landscape Imagery, Politics, and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968–1989

    By Catherine Wilkins

    Landscape Imagery, Politics and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 explores the communicative relationship between German landscape painting and the viewing public that developed in the wake of the student revolutions of the late 1960s. The book demonstrates that, contrary to some historical…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Design Readiness for Landscape Architects

    Drawing Exercises that Generate Ideas

    By Les H. Smith

    Demands on landscape architecture students’ time are many and varied – when is there a chance to just sketch, and is it worth dedicating your time to the pursuit of drawing? This book shows how in short bursts you can build up your design skills using quick, relaxed sketches, which form the basis…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and the Garden

    Edited by Patrick Eyres, Fiona Russell

    Although the integration of sculpture in gardens is part of a long tradition dating back at least to antiquity, the sculptures themselves are often overlooked, both in the history of art and in the history of the garden. This collection of essays considers the changing relationship between…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France

    Appearance, Materials, and Significance

    By Janet E. Snyder

    Richly illustrated, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France is a comprehensive investigation of church portal sculpture installed between the 1130s and the 1170s. At more than twenty great churches, beginning at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and extending around Paris from Provins in the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

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