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  • Aesthetic Disinterestedness

    Art, Experience, and the Self

    By Thomas Hilgers

    The concept of disinterestedness is often conceived of as an antiquated or even ideological paradigm. In spite of this, I claim that one cannot fully reject it if one wishes to understand the nature of art. Therefore, I defend a new and sophisticated account of disinterestedness, thereby also…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Staging the Artist

    Performance and the Self-Portrait from Realism to Expressionism

    By Claire Moran

    Restoring the role of theatrical performance as both subject and trope in the aesthetics of self-representation, Staging the Artist questions how nineteenth-century French and Belgian artists self-consciously fashioned their identities through their art and writings. This emphasis on performance…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism

    International Experiments in Italy

    By Marin R. Sullivan

    Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism is structured around four distinct but interrelated projects initially realized in Italy between 1966 and 1972: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Newspaper Sphere (Sfera di giornali), Robert Smithson’s Asphalt Rundown, and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • James McNeill Whistler and France

    A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music

    By Suzanne M. Singletary

    James McNeil Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music is the first full-length and in-depth study to position this painter within the overall trajectory of French modernism during the second half of the nineteenth century and to view the artist as integral to the aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Painting, Language and Modernity (1985)

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1985, this book draws together the author’s artistic with analytical practices which had been developed over many years of sociological enquiry. It interprets a ‘work of art’ as a site on which a viewer or critic is invited to share in questioning celebration of the painting…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge

  • The British School of Sculpture, c.1760-1832

    Edited by Sarah Burnage, Jason Edwards

    The British School of Sculpture is the first essay collection examining the rich array of sculpture produced and exhibited in Britain between 1768 and 1837. Featuring nearly 60 illustrations, many never reproduced before, and combining essays from leading scholars in the field with exciting new…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art

    Devotional image and civic emblem

    By Katherine T. Brown

    Mater Misericordiae—Mother of Mercy—emerged as one of the most prolific subjects in central Italian art from the late thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries. With iconographic origins in Marian cult relics brought from Palestine to Constantinople in the fifth century, the amalgam of attributes…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Sculpture and the Nordic Region

    Edited by Sara Ayres, Elettra Carbone

    Histories of sculpture within the Nordic region are under-studied and the region’s influence upon and translation of influences from the wider Europe remain insufficiently traced. This volume brings to light individual histories of sculptural mobility from the early modern period onwards. Examining…

    Hardback – 2016-11-11 
    Routledge

  • Scale in Contemporary Sculpture

    Enlargement, Miniaturisation and the Life-Size

    By Rachel Wells

    The first book to devote serious attention to questions of scale in contemporary sculpture, this study considers the phenomenon within the interlinked cultural and socio-historical framework of the legacies of postmodern theory and the growth of global capitalism. In particular, the book traces the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands

    By Todd M. Richardson

    Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands examines the later images by Bruegel in the context of two contemporary discourses - art theoretical and convivial. The first concerns the purely visual interactions between artists and artistic practices that unfold in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art

    Essays on Comedy as Social Vision

    Edited by David R. Smith

    Dwelling on the rich interconnections between parody and festivity in humanist thought and popular culture alike, the essays in this volume delve into the nature and the meanings of festive laughter as it was conceived of in early modern art. The concept of 'carnival' supplies the main thread…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

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