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Textbooks

  1. Learning to Look at Sculpture

    By Mary Acton

    Learning to Look at Sculpture is an accessible guide to the study and understanding of three dimensional art. Sculpture is all around us: in public parks, squares, gardens and railroad stations, as part of the architecture of buildings, or when used in commemoration and memorials and can even be considered in relation to furniture and industrial design. This book encourages you to consider the multiple forms and everyday guises sculpture can take.

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  2. History of Art

    A Student's Handbook, 5th Edition

    By Marcia Pointon 

    This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art.

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New Titles

  1. Transformational Imagemaking

    Handmade Photography Since 1960 

    By Robert Hirsch

    Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world.

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  2. Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity

    By Donald Preziosi 

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. 

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Research & Reference

  1. Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

    By Falk Heinrich

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience’s agential participation and that is oftentimes seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations.

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  2. Art in the Asia-Pacific

    Intimate Publics

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King, Mami Kataoka 

    As social, locative, and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, this volume interrogates how this phenomenon impacts art practice and politics. Contributors bring together the worlds of art and media culture to rethink their intersections in light of participatory social media. By focusing upon the Asia-Pacific region, they seek to examine how regionalism and locality affect global circuits of culture.

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General Interest

  1. Three New eBook Collections for Theatre, Media and Creative Arts from Routledge and Focal Press

    Three eBook collections are now available from Routledge and Focal Press, covering Theatre and Performing Arts, Media & Communication Studies and Creative and Media Arts

    These collections provide the best research and advice to readers wanting to know more about performing arts, develop their practical skills in a range of creative media, or researching the latest developments in the media and communication field. 

    Further information on these eCollections can be found on www.tandfebooks.com.

  2. Is the photography we now have truly photography?

    The changes which photography has undergone in the last two decades have created a degree of uncertainty about how we understand its contemporary status or condition. Indeed, that last phrase, ‘contemporary status or condition’ begs the question. Is the photography we now have truly photography?

    An excerpt from The Photographic Image in Digital Culture by Martin Lister

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News

  1. The Portrait - An Excerpt from Visual Alchemy

    "A portrait is not simply a photograph or painting of a face. Indeed, it may not even show a face. Rather, a portrait is a revelation, a connection with the subject." - Digital Artist and author Catherine McIntyre

  2. Blog Post - What is the difference between an art photograph and a designer handbag?

    In a recent blog post on MasteringPhoto.com, Routledge author Lucy Soutter ponders the question - what is the difference between an art photograph and a designer handbag?  Your answer to this question says a lot about your relationship with photography.

    Read the blog post and come to your own conclusions.

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