Visual Arts (15)

Second Chance: My Life in Things - cover image
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Second Chance: My Life in Things

  • Ruth Rosengarten
In this intimate memoir, Ruth Rosengarten explores the subject of evocative objects through a series of interconnected essays.
Circulation and Control: Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century - cover image
  • Law
  • Law: Intellectual Property
  • Material Culture
  • Visual Arts

Circulation and Control: Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century

  • Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire
  • Will Slauter
The nineteenth century witnessed a series of revolutions in the production and circulation of images. From lithographs and engraved reproductions of paintings to daguerreotypes, stereoscopic views, and mass-produced sculptures, works of visual art became available in a wider range of media than ever before. But the circulation and reproduction of artworks also raised new questions about the legal rights of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, architects, collectors, publishers, and subjects of representation (such as sitters in paintings or photographs). Copyright and patent laws tussled with informal cultural norms and business strategies as individuals and groups attempted to exert some degree of control over these visual creations.
Photography in the Third Reich: Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • History
  • Media Studies and Journalism
  • Visual Arts

Photography in the Third Reich: Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda

  • Christopher Webster
This lucid and comprehensive collection of essays by an international group of scholars constitutes a photo-historical survey of select photographers who embraced National Socialism during the Third Reich. These photographers developed and implemented physiognomic and ethnographic photography, and, through a Selbstgleichschaltung (a self-co-ordination with the regime), continued to practice as photographers throughout the twelve years of the Third Reich.
Gallucci's Commentary on Dürer’s 'Four Books on Human Proportion': Renaissance Proportion Theory - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Visual Arts

Gallucci's Commentary on Dürer’s 'Four Books on Human Proportion': Renaissance Proportion Theory

  • James Hutson
This translation is the first to make these original contributions by Gallucci accessible to an English-speaking audience. Gallucci’s contributions illuminate the significance of symmetry and proportion in the contemporary education of the early modern era, informing our understanding of the intellectual history of this period, and the development of art theory and criticism. This is a valuable resource to early modern scholars and students alike, especially those specialising in history of art, philosophy, history of science, and poetry.
Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell - cover image
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think about Hell

  • Maria Manuel Lisboa
In these powerful and stylishly written essays, Maria Manuel Lisboa dissects the work of Paula Rego, the Portuguese-born artist considered one of the greatest artists of modern times. Focusing primarily on Rego’s work since the 1980s, Lisboa explores the complex relationships between violence and nurturing, power and impotence, politics and the family that run through Rego’s art.
From Darkness to Light: Writers in Museums 1798-1898 - cover image
  • Material Culture
  • Visual Arts

From Darkness to Light: Writers in Museums 1798-1898

  • Rosella Mamoli Zorzi
  • Katherine Manthorne
Written by an array of international experts, these collected essays gather perspectives from a diverse range of cultural sensibilities. From sensitive discussions of Tintoretto’s unique approach to the play of light and darkness as exhibited in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, to the development of museum lighting as part of Japanese artistic self-fashioning, via the story of an epic American painting on tour, museum illumination in the work of Henry James, and lighting alterations at Chatsworth (to name only a few topics) this book is a treasure trove of illuminating contributions.
Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Biography
  • Economics, Politics and Sociology
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Women and Migration: Responses in Art and History

  • Deborah Willis
  • Ellyn Toscano
  • Kalia Brooks Nelson
The essays in this book chart how women’s profound and turbulent experiences of migration have been articulated in writing, photography, art and film. As a whole, the volume gives an impression of a wide range of migratory events from women’s perspectives, covering the Caribbean Diaspora, refugees and slavery through the various lenses of politics and war, love and family.
Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: Eastern European Studies
  • Visual Arts

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives

  • Louise Hardiman
  • Nicola Kozicharow
This diverse collection of essays introduces new and stimulating approaches to the ongoing debate as to how Russian artistic modernism engaged with questions of spirituality in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Ten chapters from emerging and established voices offer new perspectives on Kandinsky and other familiar names, such as Kazimir Malevich, Mikhail Larionov, and Natalia Goncharova, and introduce less well-known figures, such as the Georgian artists Ucha Japaridze and Lado Gudiashvili, and the craftswoman and art promoter Aleksandra Pogosskaia.
Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis - cover image
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts

Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

  • John Vervaeke
  • Filip Miscevic
  • Christopher Mastropietro
Why has the zombie become such a pervasive figure in twenty-first-century popular culture? John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro and Filip Miscevic seek to answer this question by arguing that particular aspects of the zombie, common to a variety of media forms, reflect a crisis in modern Western culture.
Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph - cover image
  • Visual Arts

Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph

  • Lionel Gossman
Thomas Annan of Glasgow: Pioneer of the Documentary Photograph offers a handy, comprehensive and copiously illustrated overview of the full range of the photographer’s work. While the text itself is intended for the general reader, extensive endnotes amplify particular themes and offer guidance to readers interested in pursuing them further.
Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Philosophy
  • Visual Arts

Cultural Heritage Ethics: Between Theory and Practice

  • Sandis Constantine
Cultural Heritage Ethics provides cutting-edge arguments built on case studies of cultural heritage and its management in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. Moreover, the volume feels the pulse of the debate on heritage ethics by discussing timely issues such as access, acquisition, archaeological practice, curatorship, education, ethnology, historiography, integrity, legislation, memory, museum management, ownership, preservation, protection, public trust, restitution, human rights, stewardship, and tourism.
The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Visual Arts

The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture

  • Maria Manuel Lisboa
Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial, crossing boundaries of space and time, and finding expression in every aspect of cultural production. This book examines historical and imaginary scenarios of Apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Moving effortlessly from classic novels to blockbuster films, the author also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture’s darkest and most enduring preoccupations.
The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

  • Kevin R. Brine
  • Elena Ciletti
  • Henrike Lähnemann
The Book of Judith has fascinated artists and authors for centuries, and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. This book is the first multidisciplinary collection to discuss representations of Judith through the centuries. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it transforms our understanding of Judith’s enduring story across a wide range of disciplines. The book includes sections on Judith in Christian, Jewish and secular textual traditions, and representations of Judith in art, music and theatre. It also includes new archival source studies, and translations of unpublished manuscripts and texts previously unavailable in English.
The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema - cover image
  • Visual Arts

The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema

  • Robert Phillip Kolker
Covering a ‘golden age’ of international cinema from the end of WWII to the New German Cinema of the 1970s, Kolker’s book is a much-quoted classic in the field of film studies. Combining historical, political and textual analysis, Kolker develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Bunel, Joseph Losey, Glauber Rocha, and key Cuban filmmakers. This new and revised edition includes a substantive new preface by the author and an updated bibliography.
William Rimmer: Champion of Imagination in American Art - cover image
  • Visual Arts

William Rimmer: Champion of Imagination in American Art

  • Dorinda Evans
FORTHCOMING
William Rimmer (1816–1879) is arguably the first modernist American sculptor, although his inventive originality has not been fully acknowledged. Rimmer cultivated an art of ideas and personal expression whilst supporting himself as a physician and, later, as a teacher of art anatomy at the Cooper Union School of Design for Women in New York.