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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 30 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. Visual Environmental Communication

    Edited by Anders Hansen, David Machin

    In 2008, the editors published a well-cited journal paper arguing that while scholarly work on media representations of environmental issues had made substantial progress in textual analysis there had been much less work on visual representations. This is surprising given the increasingly visual...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Uses of Art in Public Space

    Edited by Julia Lossau, Quentin Stevens

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public art has focused on the aesthetic, cultural and political intentions and processes that shape...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Law for Artists

    Copyright, the obscene and all the things in between

    By Blu Tirohl

    Written especially for professional artists and those studying the visual arts, Law for Artists is an accessible guide to those aspects of law that impact on artists and their work. It encompasses a comprehensive range of creative practices including fine art, photography, the graphic and plastic...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge