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  1. 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

  2. Performing Beauty in Participatory Art and Culture

    By Falk Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book investigates the notion of beauty in participatory art, an interdisciplinary form that necessitates the audience’s agential participation and that is often seen in interactive art and technology-driven media installations. After considering established theories of beauty, for example,...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Essays on Art (Routledge Revivals)

    By A. Clutton-Brock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of brief but insightful essays, though always returning to the author’s central conviction that the quality of artistic endeavour depends not on individuals of genius but on the attitude of the public towards art itself, examines a wide variety of unique but related issues: the...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. An Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan: Strangest Thing

    By David Bard-Schwarz

    Electronic art offers endless opportunities for reflection and interpretation. Some works are either interactive or entirely autonomous, and the viewer's perception and reaction to them may be challenged by constantly transforming images. Whether the transformations are a product of the appearances...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Art, Religion, Amnesia

    The Enchantments of Credulity

    By Donald Preziosi

    Art, Religion, Amnesia addresses the relationship between art and religion in contemporary culture, directly challenging contemporary notions of art and religion as distinct social phenomena and explaining how such Western terms represent alternative and even antithetical modes of world-making. In...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise,...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 10th 2013 by Routledge