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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published books in the subject of Modern Art — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. The Psychological Roots of Modernism: Picasso and Jung

    By William A. Sikes

    A radically new interpretation of Picasso’s life and work by an important Jungian scholar, The Psychological Roots of Modernism is an exciting contribution to the fields of both Jungian psychology and cultural criticism. All of Picasso’s major works, from the Blue period masterpieces to the...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others

    A Global Perspective

    By Esther Lezra

    Series: Global Horizons

    The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others examines European mistranslations and misrepresentations of black freedom dreams and self-activity as monstrous in the period of modern imperial consolidation –roughly from 1750 to 1848. This book argues that Europe’s archives of self-understanding are...

    Published March 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Bauhaus and Public Relations

    Communication in a Permanent State of Crisis

    By Patrick Rössler

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Relations

    This innovative study considers one of the most important art and design movements of the 20th century, the Bauhaus, in conjunction with current research in public relations and organizational communication, elaborating on the mechanisms of internal and external communication available to influence...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Theorizing Visual Studies

    Writing Through the Discipline

    Edited by James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, Joel Kuennen

    This forward-thinking collection brings together over sixty essays that invoke images to summon, interpret, and argue with visual studies and its neighboring fields such as art history, media studies, visual anthropology, critical theory, cultural studies, and aesthetics. The product of a...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Children's Culture and the Avant-Garde

    Painting in Paris, 1890-1915

    By Marilynn Olson

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume explores the mutual influences between children’s literature and the avant-garde. Olson places particular focus on fin-de-siècle Paris, where the Avant-garde was not unified in thought and there was room for modernism to overlap with children’s literature and culture in the Golden Age....

    Published August 25th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics

    By Dustin Kidd

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Meanings of Abstract Art

    Between Nature and Theory

    Edited by Paul Crowther, Isabel Wünsche

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    Traditional art is based on conventions of resemblance between the work and that which it is a representation "of". Abstract art, in contrast, either adopts alternative modes of visual representation or reconfigures mimetic convention. This book explores the relation of abstract art to nature (...

    Published June 19th 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 21st 2012 by Routledge