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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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Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange

Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange

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Eiren L. Shea
April 01, 2020

The Mongol period (1206-1368) marked a major turning point of exchange – culturally, politically, and artistically – across Eurasia. The wide-ranging international exchange that occurred during the Mongol period is most apparent visually through the inclusion of Mongol motifs in textile, paintings...

Form and Meaning in Avant-Garde Collage and Montage

Form and Meaning in Avant-Garde Collage and Montage

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Magda Dragu
February 25, 2020

This book uses intermedial theories to study collage and montage, tracing the transformation of visual collage into photomontage in the early avant-garde period. Magda Dragu distinguishes between the concepts of collage and montage, as defined across several media (fine arts, literature, music,...

Portuguese Artists in London: Shaping Identities in Post-War Europe

Portuguese Artists in London: Shaping Identities in Post-War Europe

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Leonor de Oliveira
December 20, 2019

This book centres on four Portuguese artists’ journeys between Portugal and Britain and aims at rethinking the cultural and artistic interactions in the post-war Europe, the shaping of new identities within a context of creative experimentalism and transnational dynamics and the artistic responses...

Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912: A Study of Some Qing Dynasty Examples

Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912: A Study of Some Qing Dynasty Examples

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Emily Byrne Curtis
December 13, 2019

Chinese-Islamic studies have concentrated thus far on the arts of earlier periods with less attention paid to works from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). This book focuses on works of Chinese-Islamic art from the late seventeenth century to the present day and bring to the reader’s attention several...

American Pop Art in France: Politics of the Transatlantic Image

American Pop Art in France: Politics of the Transatlantic Image

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Liam Considine
November 18, 2019

Pop art was essential to the Americanization of global art in the 1960s, yet it engendered resistance and adaptation abroad in equal measure, especially in Paris. From the end of the Algerian War of Independence and the opening of Ileana Sonnabend’s gallery for American Pop art in Paris in 1962, to...

Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

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Meghen Jones, Louise Allison Cort
October 29, 2019

Ceramics and Modernity in Japan offers a set of critical perspectives on the creation, patronage, circulation, and preservation of ceramics during Japan’s most dramatic period of modernization, the 1860s to 1960s. As in other parts of the world, ceramics in modern Japan developed along the three...

Landscape Painting in Revolutionary France: Liberty's Embrace

Landscape Painting in Revolutionary France: Liberty's Embrace

1st Edition

Steven Adams
October 09, 2019

The French Revolution had a marked impact on the ways in which citizens saw the newly liberated spaces in which they now lived. Painting, gardening, cinematic displays of landscape, travel guides, public festivals, and tales of space flight and devilabduction each shaped citizens’ understanding of...

The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Art of Travel

The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Art of Travel

1st Edition

Elisabeth A. Fraser
September 03, 2019

For centuries artists, diplomats, and merchants served as cultural intermediaries in the Mediterranean. Stationed in port cities and other entrepôts of the Mediterranean, these go-betweens forged intercultural connections even as they negotiated and sometimes promoted cultural misunderstandings....

The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture

The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture

1st Edition

Andrea Bubenik
July 15, 2019

This book explores the history and continuing relevance of melancholia as an amorphous but richly suggestive theme in literature, music, and visual culture, as well as philosophy and the history of ideas. Inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s engraving Melencolia I (1514)—the first visual representation of...

René Magritte and the Art of Thinking

René Magritte and the Art of Thinking

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Lisa Lipinski
April 26, 2019

For René Magritte, painting was a form of thinking. Through paintings of ordinary objects rendered with illusionism, Magritte probed the limits of our perception—what we see and cannot see, the nature of representation—as a philosophical system for presenting ideas, and explored perspective as a...

East Asian Art History in a Transnational Context

East Asian Art History in a Transnational Context

1st Edition

Eriko Tomizawa-Kay, Toshio Watanabe
April 25, 2019

This is the first comprehensive English-language study of East Asian art history in a transnational context, and challenges the existing geographic, temporal, and generic paradigms that currently frame the art history of East Asia. This pioneering study proposes an important new framework that...

The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art

The Paragone in Nineteenth-Century Art

1st Edition

Sarah J. Lippert
April 10, 2019

Offering an examination of the paragone, meaning artistic rivalry, in nineteenth-century France and England, this book considers how artists were impacted by prevailing aesthetic theories, or institutional and cultural paradigms, to compete in the art world. The paragone has been considered...

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