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  • Contingent Practices

    By Nat Chard, Perry Kulper

    Perry Kulper and Nat Chard work with conditions of uncertainty, developing a contingent architecture that provokes and absorbs the unforeseen as well as the more predictable relationships into which architecture can enter. In mainstream practice and research there is an emphasis on achieving a…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Multimodality and Aesthetics

    Edited by Elise Seip Tønnessen, Frida Forsgren

    This volume explores the relationship between aesthetics and traditional multimodal communication to show how all semiotic resources, not just those situated within fine arts, have an aesthetic function. Bringing together contributions from an interdisciplinary group of researchers, the book…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence

    From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia

    By Felicia M. Else

    This book tells the story of one dynasty's struggle with water, to control its flow and manage its representation. The role of water in the art and festivals of Cosimo I and his heirs, Francesco I and Ferdinando I de' Medici, informs this richly-illustrated interdisciplinary study. Else draws on a…

    Hardback – 2018-07-24 
    European Festival Studies: 1450-1700

  • Sculpture and Film

    Edited by Jon Wood, Ian Christie

    During much of the twentieth century, film was often assumed to be a ‘flat’ pictorial art, more often compared with painting and graphic media than with sculpture. In the last few decades, however, film has come to be more closely associated with sculpture, and in recent years, it has largely been…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Zen Paintings in Edo Japan (1600-1868)

    Playfulness and Freedom in the Artwork of Hakuin Ekaku and Sengai Gibon

    By Galit Aviman

    In Zen Buddhism, the concept of freedom is of profound importance. And yet, until now there has been no in-depth study of the manifestation of this liberated attitude in the lives and artwork of Edo period Zen monk-painters. This book explores the playfulness and free-spirited attitude reflected in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Sculptors and Design Reform in France, 1848 to 1895

    Sculpture and the Decorative Arts

    By Claire Jones

    Challenging distinctions between fine and decorative art, this book begins with a critique of the Rodin scholarship, to establish how the selective study of his oeuvre has limited our understanding of French nineteenth-century sculpture. The book's central argument is that we need to include the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italy

    Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens

    By Deborah L Krohn

    Though Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera (1570), the first illustrated cookbook, is well known to historians of food, up to now there has been no study of its illustrations, unique in printed books through the early seventeenth century. In Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italy, Krohn both treats the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Artistic Practices and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Italy

    Essays in Honour of Deborah Howard

    Edited by Nebahat Avcioğlu, Allison Sherman

    For too long, the ’centre’ of the Renaissance has been considered to be Rome and the art produced in, or inspired by it. This collection of essays dedicated to Deborah Howard brings together an impressive group of internationally recognised scholars of art and architecture to showcase both the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Sculpting Simulacra in Medieval Germany, 1250-1380

    By Assaf Pinkus

    Engaging with the imaginative, nonreligious response to Gothic sculpture in German-speaking lands and tracing high and late medieval notions of the ’living statue’ and the simulacrum in religious, lay, and travel literature, this study explores the subjective and intuitive potential inherent in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present

    Edited by Stacy Boldrick, Leslie Brubaker, Richard Clay

    All cultures make, and break, images. Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present explores how and why people have made and modified images and other cultural material from pre-history into the 21st century. With its impressive chronological sweep and disciplinary breadth, this is the first book…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice

    By Marian Macken

    Books orient, intrigue, provoke and direct the reader while editing, interpreting, encapsulating, constructing and revealing architectural representation. Binding Space: The Book as Architectural Practice explores the role of the book form within the realm of architectural representation. It…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 
    Design Research in Architecture

  • The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt

    The Monuments and Customs of Egypt, Selected Engravings and Texts

    Edited by Terence M. Russell

    Napoleon Bonaparte celebrated his conquest of Egypt in 1798 by commissioning a survey of the country’s treasures published as the Description de L’Egypte. An army of engravers collaborated with artist-illustrators over a thirty-year period to produce 900 folio engravings of huge proportions…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Revivals

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