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Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions


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Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of the major topics in the fields of art history and visual studies. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Kathryn Brown
May 04, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History offers a broad survey of cutting-edge intersections between digital technologies and the study of art history, museum practices, and cultural heritage. The volume focuses not only on new computational tools that have been developed for...

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History

The Routledge Companion to African American Art History

1st Edition

Eddie Chambers
December 10, 2019

This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history.  The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how...

The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory

1st Edition

Mark Durden, Jane Tormey
November 20, 2019

With newly commissioned essays by some of the leading writers on photography today, this companion tackles some of the most pressing questions about photography theory’s direction, relevance, and purpose. This book shows how digital technologies and global dissemination have radically advanced...

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

1st Edition

Bridget Elliott, Michael Windover
June 24, 2019

Scholarly interest in Art Deco has grown rapidly over the past fifty years, spanning different academic disciplines. This volume provides a guide to the current state of the field of Art Deco research by highlighting past accomplishments and promising new directions. Chapters are presented in five...

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography

1st Edition

Colum Hourihane
June 21, 2019

Sometimes enjoying considerable favor, sometimes less, iconography has been an essential element in medieval art historical studies since the beginning of the discipline. Some of the greatest art historians – including Mâle, Warburg, Panofsky, Morey, and Schapiro – have devoted their lives to...

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

1st Edition

Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher
February 26, 2019

Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design – a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of subdisciplines – has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

The Ashgate Research Companion to Dutch Art of the Seventeenth Century

1st Edition

Wayne Franits
February 13, 2019

Despite the tremendous number of studies produced annually in the field of Dutch art over the last 30 years or so, and the strong contemporary market for works by Dutch masters of the period as well as the public's ongoing fascination with some of its most beloved painters, until now there has been...

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

1st Edition

Randy Martin
January 24, 2019

The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics offers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take. The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world –...

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context

1st Edition

Isabel Wünsche
August 08, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Expressionism in a Transnational Context is a challenging exploration of the transnational formation, dissemination, and transformation of expressionism outside of the German-speaking world, in regions such as Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics and Scandinavia,...

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture

1st Edition

Moritz Neumüller
April 23, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Photography and Visual Culture is a seminal reference source for the ever-changing field of photography. Comprising an impressive range of essays and interviews by experts and scholars from across the globe, this book examines the medium’s history, its central issues and...

The Routledge Companion to Design Research

The Routledge Companion to Design Research

1st Edition

Paul Rodgers, Joyce Yee
October 28, 2014

The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari

1st Edition

David J. Cast
December 28, 2013

The Ashgate Research Companion to Giorgio Vasari brings together the world's foremost experts on Vasari as well as up-and-coming scholars to provide, at the 500th anniversary of his birth, a comprehensive assessment of the current state of scholarship on this important-and still...

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