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Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah

by Dr Barbara Brend

This is a detailed study of the illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah, in which twenty discourses are followed by a brief parable, and four romances. Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) lived the greater part of adventurous...


Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art

by Laura Cottingham

Cottingham's writings investigate central tensions currently operative in the production, distribution and evaluation of art, especially those related to cultural production by and about women.


Fictions of Art History

by Mark Ledbury & Michael Hatt

Fictions of Art History, the most recent addition to the Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, addresses art history’s complex relationships with fiction, poetry, and creative writing. Inspired by a 2010...


Framing Formalism: Riegl's Work

by Richard Woodfield

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics

by Georg Hegel & Bernard Bosanquet

No philosopher has held a higher opinion of art than Hegel, yet nor was any so profoundly pessimistic about its prospects - despite living in the German golden age of Goethe, Mozart and Schiller. For if the...


Ways Around Modernism

by Stephen Bann

First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Klee as in Clay

by Wilfred J. McConkey

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Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders

by Fuyubi Nakamura, Morgan Perkins & Olivier Krischer

Exploring accounts of art forms ranging from painting to film, literature , fashion and performance Asia Through Art and Anthropology challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia, making...


For Creative Geographies: Geography, Visual Arts and the Making of Worlds

by Harriet Hawkins

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...


Anthropology and Art Practice

by Arnd Schneider & Christopher Wright

Anthropology and Art Practice is a practice-based text looking at experimental work informed by the newly-reconfigured relationship between arts and anthropology. Focussing on key works from artists and anthropologists...


The Past is the Present; It's the Future Too: The Temporal Turn in Contemporary Art

by Christine Ross

Offers a comprehensive understanding of contemporary media arts and articulates a closer link between present, past, and future.


Surpassing the Spectacle: Global Transformations and the Changing Politics of Art

by Carol Becker

Leading social critic Carol Becker offers a timely analysis of the nature of art and its role in politics and society. Completed just before the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center catastrophe, this book is...


Thinking Contemporary Curating

by Terry Smith & Kate Fowle

What is contemporary curatorial thought? Current discourse on the topic is heating up with a new cocktail of bold ideas and ethical imperatives. these include: cooperative curating, especially with artists;...


Uncontrollable Beauty: Toward a New Aesthetics

by Bill Beckley

The notion of beauty and its relationship to contemporary art is once again arousing passionate discussion and wide-spread debate among artists, writers, critics, and curators. Uncontrollable Beauty is the first...


Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries

by Donald Kuspit

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging...


Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France: Vanishing Acts

by Wendelin Guentner

This book is the first sustained study of a corpus of writings by women art critics active in nineteenth-century France that have all but “vanished” from the historical record. Written by scholars in art...


Public Art: Thinking Museums Differently

by Hilde Hein

By considering the museum itself as art, rather than as a receptacle, Hein's Public Art: Thinking Museums Differently argues for an improved understanding of the role museums play in shaping public discourse....


Movement, Manifesto, Melee: The Modernist Group, 1910-1914

by Milton A. Cohen

Providing a historical taxonomy of the early modernist art groups in Europe and America, Milton Cohen demonstrates how these groups were largely responsible for the artistic innovation and nearly all the avant-garde...


The Immortal Comedy: The Comic Phenomenon in Art, Literature, and Life

by Agnes Heller

This book is the first attempt to think philosophically about the comic phenomenon in literature, art, and life. Working across a substantial collection of comic works author Agnes Heller makes seminal observations...


The Irish Art of Controversy

by Lucy McDiarmid

The Irish Art of Controversy is what serious scholarship should be: meticulously informed, lucid, original. I enjoyed every page.' - Samuel Hynes, Princeton University North American customers should order from...