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Routledge Research in Art History


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 Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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The Lower Niger Bronzes: Beyond Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin

The Lower Niger Bronzes: Beyond Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin

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Philip M. Peek
July 27, 2020

This book demonstrates that copper alloy casting was widespread in southern Nigeria and has been practiced for at least a millennium. Philip M. Peek’s research provides a critical context for the better known casting traditions of Igbo-Ukwu, Ife, and Benin. Both the necessary ores and casting...

Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia

Art, Mobility, and Exchange in Early Modern Tuscany and Eurasia

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Francesco Freddolini, Marco Musillo
July 22, 2020

This book explores how the Medici Grand Dukes pursued ways to expand their political, commercial, and cultural networks beyond Europe, cultivating complex relations with the Ottoman Empire and other Islamicate regions, and looking further east to India, China, and Japan. The chapters that follow...

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art

The Cobra Movement in Postwar Europe: Reanimating Art

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Karen Kurczynski
July 13, 2020

This book examines the art of Cobra, a network of poets and artists from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam (1948–51). Although the name stood for the organizers’ home cities, the Cobra artists hailed from countries in Europe, Africa, and the United States. This book investigates how a group of...

Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France

Henri Bertin and the Representation of China in Eighteenth-Century France

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John Finlay
July 09, 2020

This is an in-depth study of the intellectual, technical, and artistic encounters between Europe and China in the late eighteenth century, focusing on the purposeful acquisition of information and images that characterized a direct engagement with the idea of "China." The central figure in this...

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

Emilio Sanchez in New York and Latin America

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Victor Deupi
July 06, 2020

This book focuses on the life and artistic activities of Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) in New York, and Latin America in the 1940s and 1950s. More specifically, the book will consider Sanchez in the wider context of mid-century Cuban artists, and cross-cultural exchange between New York, Cuba,...

Picturing Courtiers and Nobles from Castiglione to Van Dyck: Self Representation by Early Modern Elites

Picturing Courtiers and Nobles from Castiglione to Van Dyck: Self Representation by Early Modern Elites

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John Peacock
July 01, 2020

This interdisciplinary study examines painted portraiture as a defining metaphor of elite self-representation in early modern culture. Beginning with Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier (1528), the most influential early modern account of the formation of elite identity, the argument traces a path...

Academies and Schools of Art in Latin America

Academies and Schools of Art in Latin America

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Oscar E. Vázquez
June 18, 2020

This edited volume’s chief aim is to bring together, in an English-language source, the principal histories and narratives of some of the most significant academies and national schools of art in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean, from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. The book...

The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions

The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions

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Tony Bennett, Deborah Stevenson, Fred Myers, Tamara Winikoff
June 12, 2020

This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to take stock of the frictions generated by a tumultuous time in the Australian art field and to probe what the crises might mean for the future of the arts in Australia. Specific topics include national and international art markets;...

Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730: Experiencing Histories

Mural Painting in Britain 1630-1730: Experiencing Histories

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Lydia Hamlett
April 10, 2020

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...

New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

New York: Art and Cultural Capital of the Gilded Age

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Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner
April 01, 2020

Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York’s built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted...

Globalizing East European Art Histories: Past and Present

Globalizing East European Art Histories: Past and Present

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Beáta Hock, Anu Allas
April 01, 2020

This edited collection reassesses East-Central European art by offering transnational perspectives on its regional or national histories, while also inserting the region into contemporary discussions of global issues. Both in popular imagination and, to some degree, scholarly literature,...

The Embodied Imagination in Antebellum American Art and Culture

The Embodied Imagination in Antebellum American Art and Culture

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Catherine Holochwost
March 16, 2020

This book reveals a new history of the imagination told through its engagement with the body. Even as they denounced the imagination’s potential for inviting luxury, vice, and corruption, American audiences avidly consumed a transatlantic visual culture of touring paintings, dioramas, gift books,...

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