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  • Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum (1881-1914)

    Privacy, Publicity, and Personality, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Emery

    Why did writers' private homes become so linked to their work that contemporaries began preserving them as museums? Photojournalism and the Origins of the French Writer House Museum addresses this and other questions by providing an overview of the social forces that brought writers' homes to the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathleen Wren Christian, David J. Drogin

    The first book to be dedicated to the topic, Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture reappraises the creative and intellectual roles of sculptor and patron. The volume surveys artistic production from the Trecento to the Cinquecento in Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Venice. Using a broad…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Visual Methods in the Field

    Photography for the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Terence Heng

    The use of images, particularly photography, has been steadily gaining popularity in academia, but there has not yet been a book that deals with the act and process of photo-taking in the field. Drawing upon 21 years of photographic experience and sociological research, Terence Heng’s immersive and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Late Paintings of Velázquez

    Theorizing Painterly Performance, 1st Edition

    By Giles Knox

    The startling conclusion of The Late Paintings of Velázquez is that Diego Velázquez painted two of his most famous works, The Spinners and Las Meninas, as theoretically informed manifestos of painterly brushwork. As a pair, Giles Knox argues, the two paintings form a learned retort to the…

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

  • Figural Sculpture in Eleventh-Century Dalmatia and Croatia

    Patronage, Architectural Context, History, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-10-27

  • Drawing Relationships in Northern Italian Renaissance Art

    Patronage and Theories of Invention, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giancarla Periti

    Vasari's celebration of the art of the central Italian cities of Florence, Rome and Venice, has long left in shadow the art of northern Italy. The economic and historical decline of the region compounded this effect with the dispersal of the treasures of the Farnese to Naples, the Este to Dresden…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

  • Follow the Sun

    A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age, 1st Edition

    By James Ewing

    Follow the Sun will guide you through all aspects of architectural photography, from the genre’s rich history to the exciting new approaches brought by the advent of the digital age. It explains how to use the powerful tools of digital photography while employing many of the skills and traditions…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25

  • Photography and Doubt

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sabine T. Kriebel, Andrés Mario Zervigón

    Recent decades have seen photography’s privileged relationship to the real come under question. Spurred by the postmodern critique of photography in the 1980s and the rise of digital technologies soon thereafter, scholars have been asking who and what built this understanding of the medium in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21

  • Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture

    1st Edition

    By Lene Østermark-Johansen

    Walter Pater and the Language of Sculpture is the first monograph to discuss the Victorian critic Walter Pater's attitude to sculpture. It brings together Pater's aesthetic theories with his theories on language and writing, to demonstrate how his ideas of the visual and written language are…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    British Art: Global Contexts

  • Francis Bedford, Landscape Photography and Nineteenth-Century British Culture

    The Artist as Entrepreneur, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Spencer

    Focusing on one broadly representative figure, Francis Bedford, this study emphasizes how photographs operated to form and transmit cultural ideas and values. The first writing on Bedford since the 1970s, the book examines the work of a man who was one of Victorian England's premier landscape…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17

  • Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-10-14
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

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