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Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies


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This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies

Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies

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Henk Borgdorff, Peter Peters, Trevor Pinch
November 18, 2019

This edited volume maps dialogues between science and technology studies research (STS) on the arts and the emerging field of artistic research. The main themes in the book are an advanced understanding of discursivity and reasoning in arts based research, the methodological relevance of material...

Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth Century Art and Visual Culture

Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene in Nineteenth Century Art and Visual Culture

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Maura Coughlin, Emily Gephart
September 26, 2019

In this volume, emerging and established scholars bring ethical and political concerns for the environment, nonhuman animals, and social justice to the study of nineteenth-century visual culture. They draw their theoretical inspiration from the vitality of emerging critical discourses such as new...

Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images

Popularisation and Populism in the Visual Arts: Attraction Images

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Anna Schober
September 20, 2019

This book investigates the pictorial figurations, aesthetic styles and visual tactics through which visual art and popular culture attempt to appeal to "all of us". One key figure these practices bring into play—the "everybody" (which stands for "all of us" and is sometimes a "new man" or a "new...

The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

The Digital Interface and New Media Art Installations

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Phaedra Shanbaum
September 04, 2019

This book is about the digital interface and its use in interactive new media art installations. It examines the aesthetic aspects of the interface through a theoretical exploration of new media artists, who create, and tactically deploy, digital interfaces in their work in order to critically...

Theory of the Art Object

Theory of the Art Object

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Paul Crowther
July 24, 2019

Meaning in the visual arts centers on how the physical work makes its content or presence visible. The art object is fundamental. Indeed, the different object forms of each visual medium allows our experience of space-time, and our relations to other people, to be aesthetically embodied in unique...

Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art

Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art

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Martina Tanga
June 04, 2019

Working in 1970s Italy, a group of artists—namely Ugo La Pietra, Maurizio Nannucci, Francesco Somaini, Mauro Staccioli, Franco Summa, and Franco Vaccari—sought new spaces to create and exhibit art. Looking beyond the gallery, they generated sculptural, conceptual, and participatory interventions,...

Abstract Painting and the Minimalist Critiques: Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer in the 1960s

Abstract Painting and the Minimalist Critiques: Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer in the 1960s

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Matthew L. Levy
June 03, 2019

This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of Minimalism through an examination of three key painters: Robert Mangold, David Novros, and Jo Baer. By establishing their substantive engagements with Minimalist discourse, as well as their often overlooked artistic exchanges with their sculptor peers,...

Bridging Communities through Socially Engaged Art

Bridging Communities through Socially Engaged Art

1st Edition

Alice Wexler, Vida Sabbaghi
April 10, 2019

Promoting the expansion of art in society and education, this book highlights the significance of the arts as an instrument of social justice, inclusion, equity, and protection of the environment. Including twenty-seven diverse case studies of socially engaged art practice with groups like the...

Play and the Artist’s Creative Process: The Work of Philip Guston and Eduardo Paolozzi

Play and the Artist’s Creative Process: The Work of Philip Guston and Eduardo Paolozzi

1st Edition

Elly Thomas
March 06, 2019

Play and the Artist’s Creative Process explores a continuity between childhood play and adult creativity. The volume examines how an understanding of play can shed new light on processes that recur in the work of Philip Guston and Eduardo Paolozzi. Both artists’ distinctive engagement with popular...

Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting

Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue between Cinema and Painting

1st Edition

Katherine Manthorne
February 12, 2019

Between the 1890s and the 1930s, movie going became an established feature of everyday life across America. Movies constituted an enormous visual data bank and changed the way artist and public alike interpreted images. This book explores modern painting as a response to, and an appropriation of,...

Art, Cybernetics and Pedagogy in Post-War Britain: Roy Ascott’s Groundcourse

Art, Cybernetics and Pedagogy in Post-War Britain: Roy Ascott’s Groundcourse

1st Edition

Kate Sloan
February 04, 2019

This is the first full-length study about the British artist Roy Ascott, one of the first cybernetic artists, with a career spanning seven decades to date. The book focuses on his early career, exploring the evolution of his early interests in communication in the context of the rich overlaps...

Geneses of Postmodern Art: Technology As Iconology

Geneses of Postmodern Art: Technology As Iconology

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Paul Crowther
September 18, 2018

Postmodernism in the visual arts is not just another 'ism.' It emerged in the 1960s as a transformation of artistic creativity inspired by Duchamp's idea that the artwork does not have to be physically made by its creator. Products of mass culture and technology can be used just as well as...

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