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Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

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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  1. Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

    By Falk Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience’s agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations. After considering established theories of beauty, for example,...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Art in the Asia-Pacific

    Intimate Publics

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King, Mami Kataoka

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    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...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Spiritual Art and Art Education

    By Janis Lander

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book is a study of contemporary spirituality as it is practiced in the world today, characterized by its secular and inclusive nature, and applied to art and art education. It identifies the issues facing a formal introduction of contemporary spiritual concepts into a secular and multicultural...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

    Edited by Lewis Johnson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Manga's Cultural Crossroads

    Edited by Jaqueline Berndt, Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga’s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Representations of Pain in Art and Visual Culture

    Edited by Maria Pia Di Bella, James Elkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Ethics and Images of Pain

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Uses of Art in Public Space
    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  2. On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture
    Edited by Frances Guerin
    To Be Published February 2nd 2015
  3. Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices
    By Tim Stott
    To Be Published April 30th 2015
  4. Evolutionary Theory and Visual Culture: The Darwin Effect
    Edited by Michael Dorsch, Jean M. Evans
    To Be Published May 31st 2015

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