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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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Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art

Arte Ambientale, Urban Space, and Participatory Art

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Martina Tanga
June 12, 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

1st Edition

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Matthew L. Levy
May 02, 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

Forthcoming

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

1st Edition

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...

Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation: The Birth of a Medium

Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation: The Birth of a Medium

1st Edition

Paul Crowther
September 18, 2018

Is art created with computers really art? This book answers ‘yes.’ Computers can generate visual art with unique aesthetic effects based on innovations in computer technology and a Postmodern naturalization of technology wherein technology becomes something we live in as well as use. The present...

The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy

1st Edition

George Smith
July 12, 2018

In The Artist-Philosopher and New Philosophy, Smith argues that Western Metaphysics has indeed come to what Heidegger describes as “an end.” That is hardly to say philosophy as such is over or soon to disappear; rather, its purpose as a medium of cultural change and as a generator of history has...

Changing Representations of Nature and the City: The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies

Changing Representations of Nature and the City: The 1960s-1970s and their Legacies

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Gabriel N. Gee, Alison Vogelaar
July 12, 2018

The turn of the 1960s-70s, characterized by the rapid acceleration of globalization, prompted a radical transformation in the perception of urban and natural environments. The urban revolution and related prospect of the total urbanisation of the planet, in concert with rapid population growth and...

Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present

Photography and the Contemporary Cultural Condition: Commemorating the Present

1st Edition

Peter D. Osborne
June 25, 2018

In this book, Osborne demonstrates why and how photography as photography has survived and flourished since the rise of digital processes, when many anticipated its dissolution into a generalised system of audio-visual representations or its collapse under the relentless overload of digital imagery...

Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions

Design and Visual Culture from the Bauhaus to Contemporary Art: Optical Deconstructions

1st Edition

Edit Tóth
May 17, 2018

This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has...

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