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  1. On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

    By James Elkins

    Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief? On the Strange...

    Published September 3rd 2004 by Routledge

  2. Urban Culture

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is...

    Published July 21st 2004 by Routledge

  3. The Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture Reader

    Edited by Vanessa R. Schwartz, Jeannene M. Przyblyski

    Series: In Sight: Visual Culture

    This Reader brings together, for the first time, key writings about the nineteenth century, a key period in contemporary discussion of visual culture. Exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising the editors suggest that 'modernity' rather than 'modernism' is a valuable...

    Published June 30th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Material Culture

    Edited by Victor Buchli

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Material culture is the study of material products of human manufacturing processes, or 'the history of things'. Since material culture studies re-emerged within Anglo-American archaeology and anthropology in the late 1960s, this field of study has spread to a variety of other disciplines including...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  5. Digital Currents

    Art in the Electronic Age

    By Margot Lovejoy

    Digital Currents explores the growing impact of digital technologies on aesthetic experience and examines the major changes taking place in the role of the artist as social communicator. Margot Lovejoy recounts the early histories of electronic media for art making - video, computer, the internet -...

    Published March 17th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Urban Avant-Gardes

    Art, Architecture and Change

    By Malcolm Miles

    Urban Avant-Gardes presents original research on a range of recent contemporary practices in and between art and architecture giving perspectives from a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences that are seldom juxtaposed, it questions many assumptions and accepted...

    Published February 25th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Pictures and Tears

    A History of People Who Have Cried in Front of Paintings

    By James Elkins

    Art Does art leave you cold? And is that what it's supposed to do? Or is a painting meant to move you to tears? Hemingway was reduced to tears in the midst of a drinking bout when a painting by James Thurber caught his eye. And what's bad about that? In Pictures and Tears, art historian James...

    Published February 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  8. The City Cultures Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Iain Borden, Tim Hall, Malcolm Miles

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge

  9. The City Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Richard T. Legates, Frederic Stout

    Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series

    The third edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best of publications on the city. It has been extensively updated to reflect the latest thinking on globalization, information technology and urban theory. Classic writings from such authors as Lewis Mumford, Jane...

    Published August 13th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Visual Studies

    A Skeptical Introduction

    By James Elkins

    In his latest book, James Elkins offers a road map through the field of visual studies, describing its major concerns and its principal theoretical sources. Then, with the skill and insight that have marked his successful books on art and visuality, Elkins takes the reader down a side road where...

    Published August 7th 2003 by Routledge