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You are currently browsing 11–20 of 39 new and published books in the subject of Theory of Art — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Images

    By John V. Kulvicki

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    The nature of representation is a central topic in philosophy. This is the first book to connect problems with understanding representational artifacts, like pictures, diagrams, and inscriptions, to the philosophies of science, mind, and art. Can images be a source of knowledge? Are images merely...

    Published October 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. For Creative Geographies

    Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

    By Harriet Hawkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

    This book provides the first sustained critical exploration, and celebration, of the relationship between Geography and the contemporary Visual Arts. With the growth of research in the Geohumanities and the Spatial Humanities, there is an imperative to extend and deepen considerations of the form...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture

    Edited by Lewis Johnson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Aesthetics

    The Role of Body in Design

    Edited by Ritu Bhatt

    Rethinking Aesthetics is the first book to bring together prominent voices in the fields of architecture, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to radically rethink the relationship between body and design. These essays argue that aesthetic experiences can be nurtured at any moment in...

    Published February 12th 2013 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. Representations of Pain in Art and Visual Culture

    Edited by Maria Pia Di Bella, James Elkins

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Fifty Key Texts in Art History

    Edited by Diana Newall, Grant Pooke

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Key Texts in Art History is an anthology of critical commentaries selected from the classical period to the late modern. It explores some of the central and emerging themes, issues and debates within Art History as an increasingly expansive and globalised discipline. It features an...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Photography: History and Theory

    By Jae Emerling

    Photography: History and Theory introduces students to both the history of photography and critical theory. From its inception in the nineteenth century, photography has instigated a series of theoretical debates. In this new text, Jae Emerling therefore argues that the most insightful way to...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Art as Abstract Machine

    Ontology and Aesthetics in Deleuze and Guattari

    By Stephen Zepke

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    The aim of this book is to understand what Deleuze and Guattari mean by "art." Stephen Zepke argues that art, in their account, is an ontological term and an ontological practice that results in a new understanding of aesthetics. For Deleuze and Guattari understanding what art "is" means...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. New Approaches to Ruskin (Routledge Revivals): Thirteen Essays
    By Robert Hewison
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. William Holman Hunt and Typological Symbolism (Routledge Revivals)
    By George P. Landow
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  3. Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)
    By George P. Landow
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  4. The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics
    Edited by Randy Martin
    To Be Published December 12th 2014
  5. Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective
    By Lee Martin
    To Be Published December 30th 2014

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