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  1. The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics

    Edited by Randy Martin

    The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics offers a thorough examination of the complex relationship between art and politics, and the many forms and approaches the engagement between them can take. The contributors - a diverse assembly of artists, activists, scholars from around the world –...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  3. William Holman Hunt and Typological Symbolism (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Landow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this study, first published in 1979, Landow contends that Hunt’s version of Pre-Raphaelitism concerned itself primarily with an elaborate system of painterly symbolism rather than with a photographic realism as has been usually supposed. Like Ruskin, Hunt believed that a symbolism based on...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Ruskin (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Landow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ruskin, the great Victorian critics of art and society, had an enormous influence on his age and our own. A highly successful propagandist for the arts, he did much both to popularize high art and to bring it to the masses. A brilliant theorist and practical critics of realism, he also produced the...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  5. On Not Looking

    The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture

    Edited by Frances Guerin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture focuses on the image, and our relationship to it, as a site of "not looking." The collection demonstrates that even though we live in an image-saturated culture, many images do not look at what they claim, viewers often do not look at the...

    Published January 13th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Creativity: A Crtitical Realist Perspective

    By Lee Martin

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    Creativity: A Critical Realist Perspective challenges conventional wisdom on how we define and understand the emergence of creativity. Enhancing creativity is increasingly being suggested as critical to resolving 21st century challenges such as climate change, population growth and enabling...

    Published December 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Genealogy and Ontology of the Western Image and its Digital Future

    By John Lechte

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    With the emerging dominance of digital technology, the time is ripe to reconsider the nature of the image. Some say that there is no longer a phenomenal image, only disembodied information (0-1) waiting to be configured. For photography, this implies that a faith in the principle of an "...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge