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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 27 new and published books in the subject of Contemporary Art — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Place and Politics in Latin American Digital Culture

    Location and Latin American Net Art

    By Claire Taylor

    Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

    This volume explores one of the central issues that has been debated in internet studies in recent years: locality, and the extent to which cultural production online can be embedded in a specific place. The particular focus of the book is on the practices of net artists in Latin America, and how...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. History and International Relations

    By Thomas W. Smith

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    This book is a major contribution to the debate about philosophy and method in history and international relations. The author analyses IR scholarship from classical realism to quantitative and postmodern work....

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

    By Guillermina De Ferrari

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change took place at the political level. In Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba, De...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. An Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan: Strangest Thing

    By David Bard-Schwarz

    Electronic art offers endless opportunities for reflection and interpretation. Some works are either interactive or entirely autonomous, and the viewer's perception and reaction to them may be challenged by constantly transforming images. Whether the transformations are a product of the appearances...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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. In...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  9. For Creative Geographies

    Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Visual Environmental Communication
    Edited by Anders Hansen, David Machin
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  2. Law for Artists: Copyright, the obscene and all the things in between
    By Blu Tirohl
    To Be Published December 11th 2014
  3. The Uses of Art in Public Space
    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens
    To Be Published December 17th 2014
  4. On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture
    Edited by Frances Guerin
    To Be Published January 20th 2015
  5. Critical Practice: Artists, museums, ethics
    By Janet Marstine
    To Be Published April 29th 2015

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