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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 61 new and published books in the subject of History of Art — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. New Approaches to Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    Thirteen Essays

    By Robert Hewison

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The study of Ruskin’s work and influence is now a feature of several critical disciplines. New Approaches to Ruskin, first published in 1981, reflects this, gathering some of the most distinguished writers on Ruskin and joining them with others who have undertaken significant research in the field...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Architectural Temperance

    Spain and Rome, 1700-1759

    By Victor Deupi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)

    A History of Colour, Form and Iconography

    By Robert Byron, David Talbot Rice

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty

    Boys Were Their Gods

    By Andrew Lear, Eva Cantarella

    This lavishly illustrated book brings together, for the first time, all of the different ways in which vase-painting portrays or refers to pederasty, from scenes of courtship, foreplay, and sex, to scenes of Zeus with his boy-love Ganymede, to painted inscriptions praising the beauty of boys. ...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Word and Image in Arthurian Literature

    Edited by Keith Busby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Arthurian Revival

    Essays on Form, Tradition, and Transformation

    Edited by Debra Mancoff

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Arthurian Literature

    Discrete inquiries into 15 forms of the Arthurian legends produced over the last century explore how they have altered the tradition. They consider works from the US and Europe, and those aimed at popular and elite audiences. The overall conclusion is that the "Arthurian revival" is an ongoing...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy

    By John Champagne

    Series: Popular Culture and World Politics

    Aesthetic Modernism and Masculinity in Fascist Italy is an interdisciplinary historical re-reading of a series of representative texts that complicate our current understanding of the portrayal of masculinity in the Italian fascist era. Examining paintings, films, music and literature in light of...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 railway stations, as part of the architecture of buildings, or when used in commemoration and memorials and can even be...

    Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Vision and Society

    Towards a Sociology and Anthropology from Art

    By John Clammer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Vision and Society is an attempt to show that it is possible to go beyond a sociology of art to the more ambitious possibility of a sociology from art. This book develops a theory of the relationship of the visual and the social and illustrates these with comparative examples from around the world....

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Ancient Egyptian Jewellery
    By Alix Wilkinson
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  2. Celtic Craftsmanship in Bronze
    By H.E. Kilbride-Jones
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  3. Animals into Art
    Edited by Howard Morphy
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  4. The Rock Art of Africa
    By A.R. Willcox
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  5. Negotiating Cultural Identity: Landscapes in Early Medieval South Asian History
    Edited by Himanshu Prabha Ray
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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