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  • Alexander Dalrymple

    The Charts and Publications of Alexander Dalrymple

    By Andrew S. Cook

    Alexander Dalrymple was hydrographer to the East India Company (1779-1808) and to the Admiralty (1795-1808) and during his career published over nine hundred sea charts and over one hundred and fifty letterpress publications on subjects ranging from oriental antiquities to geographical exploration…

    Hardback – 2017-01-28 

  • 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 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 – 2016-12-15 

  • 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 – 2016-12-12 

  • 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 
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • 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 

  • 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 elsewhere in Europe remain insufficiently traced. This volume brings to light individual histories of sculptural mobility from the early modern period onwards.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 

  • 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 

  • 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 sixty illustrations, many never reproduced before, and combining essays from leading scholars in the field with exciting…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23 
    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 

  • Figural Sculpture in Eleventh-Century Dalmatia and Croatia

    Patronage, Architectural Context, History

    By Magdalena Skoblar

    This is the first full-length, English-language study of eleventh-century figural sculpture produced in Dalmatia and Croatia. Challenging the dependency on stylistic analysis in previous scholarship, Magdalena Skoblar contextualises the visual presence of these relief carvings in their local…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 

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