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  1. Politics and the Art of Commemoration

    Memorials to struggle in Latin America and Spain

    By Katherine Hite

    Series: Interventions

    Memorials are proliferating throughout the globe. States recognize the political value of memorials: memorials can convey national unity, a sense of overcoming violent legacies, a commitment to political stability or the strengthening of democracy. Memorials represent fitful negotiations between...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity

    The Petrified Gaze

    By Johannes Siapkas, Lena Sjögren

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Pleasures of the Imagination

    English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

    By John Brewer

    The Pleasures of the Imagination examines the birth and development of English "high culture" in the eighteenth century. It charts the growth of a literary and artistic world fostered by publishers, theatrical and musical impresarios, picture dealers and auctioneers, and presented to th public in...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. François Blondel

    Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution

    By Anthony Gerbino

    Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

    First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Why Art Photography?

    By Lucy Soutter

    Contemporary art photography is paradoxical. Anyone can look at it and form an opinion about what they see, yet it represents critical positions that only a small minority of well-informed viewers can usually access. Why Art Photography? provides a lively, accessible introduction to the ideas...

    Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Fifty Key Writers on Photography

    Edited by Mark Durden

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    A clear and concise survey of some of the most significant writers on photography who have played a major part in defining and influencing our understanding of the medium. It provides a succinct overview of writing on photography from a diverse range of disciplines and perspectives and...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. New Games

    Postmodernism After Contemporary Art

    By Pamela M. Lee

    Series: Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts

    Pamela M. Lee’s New Games revisits postmodernism in light of art history's more recent embrace of "the contemporary." What can the theories and practices associated with postmodernism tell us about the obsession with the contemporary in both the academy and the art world? In looking at work by Dara...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Visual Culture Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Ten years after the last edition, this thoroughly revised and updated third edition of The Visual Culture Reader highlights the transformed and expanded nature of globalized visual cultures. It assembles key new writings, visual essays and specially commissioned articles, emphasizing the...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Live Art in LA

    Performance in Southern California, 1970 - 1983

    Edited by Peggy Phelan

    Live Art in LA: Performance Art in Southern California , 1970-1983 documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art. The book forms part of the Getty Institute’s Pacific Standard Time initiative – a series of exhibitions, performance re-enactments and...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge