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Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies


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Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies presents short-form books on varied topics within the fields of art history and visual studies.

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Duchamp, Aesthetics and Capitalism

Duchamp, Aesthetics and Capitalism

1st Edition

Julian Jason Haladyn
August 07, 2019

This book is a significant re-thinking of Duchamp’s importance in the twenty-first century, taking seriously the readymade as a critical exploration of object-oriented relations under the conditions of consumer capitalism. The readymade is understood as an act of accelerating art as a discourse,...

Contemporary Sculpture and the Critique of Display Cultures: Tainted Goods

Contemporary Sculpture and the Critique of Display Cultures: Tainted Goods

1st Edition

Dan Adler
August 16, 2018

In this book, Dan Adler addresses recent tendencies in contemporary art toward assemblage sculpture and how these works incorporate tainted materials – often things left on the side of the road, according to the logic and progress of the capitalist machine – and combine them in ways that allow each...

Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterranean

Migrations, Arts and Postcoloniality in the Mediterranean

1st Edition

Celeste Ianniciello
May 04, 2018

This book is focused on the transcultural memory of the Mediterranean region and the different ways it is articulated by contemporary art practices and museum projects linked to migrations, exile, diaspora and transnationality. The artistic and curatorial examples analysed in this study articulate...

Advancing a Different Modernism

Advancing a Different Modernism

1st Edition

S.A. Mansbach
November 02, 2017

Advancing a Different Modernism analyzes a long-ignored but formative aspect of modern architecture and art. By examining selective buildings by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923) and by the Slovenian designer Jože Plecnik (1872-1957), the book reveals the fundamental...

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