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  • Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730

    Experiencing Histories, 1st Edition

    By Lydia Hamlett

    This book illuminates the original meanings of seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century mural paintings in Britain. At the time, these were called ‘histories’. Throughout the eighteenth century, though, the term became directly associated with easel painting and, as ‘history painting’ achieved the…

    Hardback – 2020-04-10 
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century I

    1st Edition

    By Jin Fu

    The 20th century was a dynamic period for the theatrical arts in China. Booming urban theatres, the interaction between commercial practice and theatres, dramas staged during the War of Resistance against Japan and an in-depth communication between Western and Eastern theatres all contributed to…

    Hardback – 2020-04-13 
    China Perspectives

  • The Tragic Odes of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead

    Mystery Dances in the Magic Theater, 1st Edition

    By Brent Wood

    The Tragic Odes of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead is a multifaceted study of tragedy in the group’s live performances showing how Garcia brought about catharsis through dance by leading songs of grief, mortality, and ironic fate in a collective theatrical context. This musical, literary, and…

    Hardback – 2020-04-15 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Dramatic Spaces

    Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Low

    For literary scholars, plays are texts; for scenographers, plays are performances. Yet clearly a drama is both text and performance. Dramatic Spaces examines period-specific stage spaces in order to assess how design shaped the thematic and experiential dimensions of plays. This book highlights the…

    Paperback – 2020-04-15 

  • Minstrel Traditions

    Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age, 1st Edition

    By Kevin James Byrne

    Minstrel Traditions: Mediated Blackface in the Jazz Age explores the place and influence of black racial impersonation in US society during a crucial and transitional time period. Minstrelsy was absorbed into mass-culture media that was either invented or reached widespread national prominence…

    Hardback – 2020-04-17 

  • Museums of the Commons

    L’Internationale and the Crisis of Europe, 1st Edition

    By Nikos Papastergiadis

    Museums of the Commons examines L’Internationale, an ongoing confederation between six museums and contemporary art institutions in Europe. Drawing on extensive interviews with the directors, curators, public programs officers in all the museums, as well as artists, critics and members associated…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 

  • Law, Lawyers and Justice

    Through Australian Lenses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kim D Weinert, Karen Crawley, Kieran Tranter

    This book engages with the place of law and legality within Australia’s distinctive contribution to global televisual culture. Australian popular culture has created a lasting legacy – for good or bad – of representations of law, lawyers and justice ‘down under’. Within films and television of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-20 

  • John Adams

    A Research and Information Guide, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Sanchez-Behar

    John Adams: A Research and Information Guide offers the first comprehensive guide to the musical works and literature of one of the leading American composers of our time. The research guide catalogs and summarizes materials relating to Adams’s work, providing detailed annotated bibliographic…

    Hardback – 2020-04-21 
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • Theodore Gericault, Painting Black Bodies

    Confrontations and Contradictions, 1st Edition

    By Albert Alhadeff

    This book examines Théodore Géricault’s images of black men, women and children who suffered slavery’s trans-Atlantic passage in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, including his 1819 painting The Raft of the Medusa. The book focuses on Géricault’s depiction of black people, his…

    Hardback – 2020-04-22 
    Routledge Research in Art and Race

  • Transmedia Storytelling in East Asia

    The Age of Digital Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dal Yong Jin

    This book offers a thorough investigation of the recent surge of webtoons and manga/animation as the sources of transmedia storytelling for popular culture, not only in East Asia but in the wider global context. An international team of experts employ a unique theoretical framework of media…

    Hardback – 2020-04-23 
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

  • The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815-1850

    The Commodification of Historical Objects, 1st Edition

    By Mark Westgarth

    Rather than the customary focus on the activities of individual collectors, The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects illuminates the less-studied roles played by dealers in the nineteenthcentury antique and curiosity markets.…

    Hardback – 2020-04-27 
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • The Operatic Archive

    American Opera as History, 1st Edition

    By Colleen Renihan

    The Operatic Archive: American Opera as History extends the growing interdisciplinary conversation in opera studies by drawing on new research in performance studies and the philosophy of history. Moving beyond traditional aesthetic conceptions of opera, this book argues for opera’s powerful…

    Hardback – 2020-04-28 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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