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  1. 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 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ethics and Images of Pain

    Edited by Asbjørn Grønstad, Henrik Gustafsson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of...

    Published April 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art

    By Michelle Facos

    Using the tools of the "new" art history (feminism, Marxism, social context, etc.) An Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Art offers a richly textured, yet clear and logical, introduction to nineteenth-century art and culture. This textbook will provide readers with a basic historical framework of...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 4th 2004 by Routledge

  6. 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 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  7. Stories of Art

    By James Elkins

    Stories of Art is James Elkins's intimate history of art. Concise and original, this engaging book is an antidote to the behemoth art history textbooks from which we were all taught. As he demonstrates so persuasively, there can never be one story of art. Cultures have their own stories - about...

    Published September 27th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Race-ing Art History

    Critical Readings in Race and Art History

    Edited by Kymberly N. Pinder

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 9th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Albrecht Durer

    A Guide to Research

    By Jane Campbell Hutchison

    Series: Artist Resource Manuals

    Hutchison's book is a complete guide on Durer and the research on his work, his historical import and his aesthetic legacy....

    Published August 3rd 2000 by Routledge

  10. Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?

    On the Modern Origins of Pictorial Complexity

    By James Elkins

    With bracing clarity, James Elkins explores why images are taken to be more intricate and hard to describe in the twentieth century than they had been in any previous century. Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles? uses three models to understand the kinds of complex meaning that pictures are thought to...

    Published January 28th 1999 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)
    By George P. Landow
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  2. Hegel on Beauty
    By Julia Peters
    To Be Published December 17th 2014

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