Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts.
Author: Steve Edwards
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
This is the third of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1850-2010: Modernity to Globalisation" includes essays which engage directly with topical issues around art and gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating, as well as explorations of key canonical artists and movements and of some less well-documented work of contemporary artists.
Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, this title approaches the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts.
Author: Steve Edwards
Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, this title approaches the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. It includes essays which engage directly with topical issues around art and gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating.
"Anthology [of] key texts that document the history of art over the past one thousand years"--Back cover.
Author: Angeliki Lymberopolou
"Anthology of key texts that document the history of art over the past one thousand years" -- back cover.
A History of Visual Culture is a history of ideas. The recent explosion of interest in visual culture suggests the phenomenon is very recent. But visual culture has a history.
Author: Jane Kromm
Publisher: Berg Publishers
A History of Visual Culture is a history of ideas. The recent explosion of interest in visual culture suggests the phenomenon is very recent. But visual culture has a history. Knowledge began to be systematically grounded in observation and display from the Enlightenment. Since them, from the age of industrialization and colonialism to today's globalized world, visual culture has continued to shape our ways of thinking and of interpreting the world. Carefully structured to cover a wide history and geography, A History of Visual Culture is divided into themed sections: Revolt and Revolution; Science and Empiricism; Gaze and Spectacle; Acquisition, Display, and Desire; Conquest, Colonialism, and Globalization; Image and Reality; Media and Visual Technologies. Each section presents a carefully selected range of case studies from across the last 250 years, designed to illustrate how all kinds of visual media have shaped our technology, aesthetics, politics and culture.
This isthefirstofthree books in the series Art & Visual Culture, which
togetherformthe main texts of an Open University ... VisualCulture 1600–1850:
Academyto AvantGarde, edited by EmmaBarker Art & Visual Culture 1850–2010:
Modernity to ...
Author: Kim W. Woods
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
The first of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1000-1600: Medieval to Renaissance" includes essays on key themes of Medieval and Renaissance art, including the theory and function of religious art and a generic analysis of art at court. Explorations cover key canonical artists such as Simone Martini and Botticelli and key monuments including St Denis and Westminster Abbey, as well as less familiar examples.
The books inthis Art &VisualCulture series are: Art & Visual Culture1100–1600:
Medieval to Renaissance, edited by Kim ... 84976 0966 (paperback) ISBN 9781
84976 1093(ebook) Art & Visual Culture 1850–2010: Modernity to Globalisation,
Author: Emma Barker
Publisher: Tate Enterprises Ltd
The second of three text books, published in association with the Open University, which offer an innovatory exploration of art and visual culture. Through carefully chosen themes and topics rather than through a general survey, the volumes approach the process of looking at works of art in terms of their audiences, functions and cross-cultural contexts. While focused on painting, sculpture and architecture, it also explores a wide range of visual culture in a variety of media and methods. "1600-1850 Academy to Avant-Garde" interrogates labels used in standard histories of the art of this period (Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism and Romanticism) and examines both established and recent art-historical methodologies, including formalism, iconology, spectatorship and reception, identity and difference. Key topics, including "Baroque Rome", "Dutch Painting of the Golden Age", "Georgian London", the "Paris Salon", and the impact of the discovery of the South Pacific.
(2013), Art and Visual Culture 1850—2010: Modernity to Globalisation, London:
Tate Publishing. Elkins, J. (1999), The Domain of Images, Ithaca, NY: Cornell
University Press. Evans, J. and Hall, S., eds. (1999), Visual Culture: The Reader,
Author: John Armitage
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From couture fashion to opulent perfumes and decadent food, the luxury goods and services industry has grown at an unprecedented rate even in the context of a global recession. But in contemporary digital culture does luxury still reside in material things, or rather the look of things? In this first study of luxury through the lens of visual culture, Armitage argues that luxury is undergoing a shift from material culture to the immaterial culture of the visual, offering new forms of luxury engagement and unparalleled levels of pleasure never before offered to the senses. Calling for a new understanding of luxury in the changing visual landscape of contemporary society, Luxury and Visual Culture embraces an extraordinary range of cultural forms, including fashion, photography, social media, television, and art. From the masterpieces of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, to Richard Avedon's photography and Louis Vuitton's Flagship stores, the book explores key issues of globalization, digitization, consumer identity, “mass” luxury, and the role of art. This text is ideal for all students of contemporary luxury studies, as well as scholars and researchers in the field of visual culture.
2010. “G ́erˆome and Ethnographic Realism at the Salon of 1857.” In
Reconsidering G ́erôme, edited by Scott Allan and Mary Morton, 106–118. Los
Angeles, CA: Getty ... In Art and Visual Culture 1850–2010. Modernity to
Globalisation, edited ...
Author: Pam Meecham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Modern Art presents a series of original essays by international and interdisciplinary authors who offer a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of artistic works, movements, approaches, influences, and legacies of Modern Art. Presents a contemporary debate and dialogue rather than a seamless consensus on Modern Art Aims for reader accessibility by highlighting a plurality of approaches and voices in the field Presents Modern Art’s foundational philosophic ideas and practices, as well as the complexities of key artists such as Cezanne and Picasso, and those who straddled the modern and contemporary Looks at the historical reception of Modern Art, in addition to the latest insights of art historians, curators, and critics to artists, educators, and more
Simon Faulkner teaches the history of art and visual culture at Manchester
Metropolitan University. ... of Visual Culture and Decolonisation in Britain (2006)
and (with James Aulich and Lucy Burke) of The Politics of Cultural Memory (
forthcoming, 2010). ... (Ashgate, 2004) and coeditor (with Anne Helmreich) of The
Rise of the Modern Art Market in London 1850–1939 (Manchester University
Author: David Peters Corbett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This companion is a collection of newly-commissioned essays written by leading scholars in the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to British art history. A generously-illustrated collection of newly-commissioned essays which provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of British art Combines original research with a survey of existing scholarship and the state of the field Touches on the whole of the history of British art, from 800-2000, with increasing attention paid to the periods after 1500 Provides the first comprehensive introduction to British art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, one of the most lively and innovative areas of art-historical study Presents in depth the major preoccupations that have emerged from recent scholarship, including aesthetics, gender, British art’s relationship to Modernity, nationhood and nationality, and the institutions of the British art world
The importance of the figure of the broker or middleman in Shanghai culture is
noted by Alexander Des Forges , Mediasphere ... and Visual Culture in the
Sojourners ' City , 1853–98 ( London : Routledge , 2010 ) ; Lu Hanchao , Beyond
the Neon Lights : Everyday ... Shanghai Love : Courtesans , Intellectuals and
Entertainment Culture , 1850–1910 ( Seattle : University of Washington Press ,
2006 ) ; Des ...
Author: Roberta Wue
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The growth of Shanghai in the late nineteenth century gave rise to an exciting new art world in which a flourishing market in popular art became a highly visible part of the treaty port's commercialized culture. Art Worlds examines the relationship between the city's visual artists and their urban audiences. Through a discussion of images ranging from fashionable painted fans to lithograph-illustrated magazines, the book explores how popular art intersected with broader cultural trends. It also investigates the multiple roles played by the modern Chinese artist as image-maker, entrepreneur, celebrity and urban sojourner. Focusing on industrially produced images, mass advertisements and other hitherto neglected sources, the book offers a new interpretation of late Qing visual culture at a watershed moment in the history of modern Chinese art.Art Worlds will be of interest to scholars of art history and to anyone with an interest in the cultural history of modern China.
In contrast, the eleven essays in this volume consider the role of images and their relationship to text in the production and transmission of knowledge."--P.  of cover.
Author: Therese O'Malley
Publisher: Ngw-Stud Hist Art
"The emergence of natural science in the early modern period has been linked to the history of books, but this relationship is generally discussed in terms of texts. In contrast, the eleven essays in this volume consider the role of images and their relationship to text in the production and transmission of knowledge."--P.  of cover.
Cooper, Frederick, 'Africa and the World Economy', African Studies Review, 24/2
–3 (1981). ... Inikori, Joseph, 'Africa and the Globalization Process: Western Africa
, 1450–1850', Journal of Global History, 2/1 (2007). Jerven, Morten, 'African
Growth Recurring: An Economic History Perspective on African Growth Episodes,
1690–2010', ... PART V ARTS AND THE MEDIA CHAPTER 23 VISUAL
Author: John Parker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
Art . ” In The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies , ed . ... Cultural
Battlegrounds : Weimar Photographic Narratives of War . ” New German Critique
76 , Special Issue on Weimar Visual Culture ( Winter 1999 ) : 49-84 . ... 2010 .
Azoulay , Ariella . The Civil Contract of Photography . New York : Zone Books ,
2008 . Death's Showcase : The Power of Image in Contemporary ... Art : From
1850 to the Present .
Author: Dora Apel
Publisher: New Directions in Internationa
Part 1. The romance of war. 1. Technologies of War, Media, and Dissent in the Post-9/11 Work of Krzysztof Wodiczko ; 2. Historical reenactment: Romantic Amnesia or Counter-Memory? - Part II. The Body of War. 3. Abu Ghraib, Gender, and the Military ; 4. The Body as Political Corpus. - Part III. The Landscape of War. 5 Controlling the Frame: Photojournalism, Digital Technology, and "Modern Warfare" ; 6. Israel/Palestine and the Political Imaginary. - Conclusion : On Human Rights.
To some , scientific instruction could be enhanced by catering to the craving for
the visual and the spectacular . ... But the appearance of the carte de visite in the
1850s led to the widespread cultural exposure of photography ( J. Smith 2006 ,
31 ) . ... and the illustrations in his books were “ carefully aligned with this vibrant
visual culture rather than the high art of the Royal Academy and National Gallery
Author: Bernard Lightman
The ideas of Charles Darwin and his fellow Victorian scientists have had an abiding effect on the modern world. But at the time The Origin of Species was published in 1859, the British public looked not to practicing scientists but to a growing group of professional writers and journalists to interpret the larger meaning of scientific theories in terms they could understand and in ways they could appreciate. Victorian Popularizers of Science focuses on this important group of men and women who wrote about science for a general audience in the second half of the nineteenth century. Bernard Lightman examines more than thirty of the most prolific, influential, and interesting popularizers of the day, investigating the dramatic lecturing techniques, vivid illustrations, and accessible literary styles they used to communicate with their audience. By focusing on a forgotten coterie of science writers, their publishers, and their public, Lightman offers new insights into the role of women in scientific inquiry, the market for scientific knowledge, tensions between religion and science, and the complexities of scientific authority in nineteenth-century Britain.
On the visual dimensions of this episode, see Elizabeth Alexander, “ 'Can you be
BLACK and look at this?': Reading the Rodney King Video(s),” in Black Male:
Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, ed. ... Ken
Gonzales- Day, Lynching in the West, 1850–1935 (Durham, NC: Duke University
Press, 2006), 29. 32. ... 2010): 117–29, www.cairn.info/revueparlements -2010-1
... On the visual culture of Obama, see “The Obama Issue,” Journal of Visual
Culture 8, no.
Author: Thomas J. Brown
Publisher: JHU Press
In 1961, the historian and poet Robert Penn Warren remarked that "the Civil War is, for the American imagination, the great single event of our history." This volume reconsiders whether, fifty years later, Warrenâ€™s claim still holds true. Essays from specialists in art, literature, and history examine how contemporary culture represents and interprets the Civil War. They look at the works of more than thirty artists and writers as well as multiple movementsÃ¢â‚¬â€?political and socialÃ¢â‚¬â€?to reveal the many and provocative ways in which Americans engage the Civil War today. The book includes chapters on the place of Abraham Lincoln in Barack Obamaâ€™s presidential campaign, controversies over the symbolism of the Confederate flag, and the proliferation of "Juneteenth" observances. Remixing the Civil War pays special attention to the works of African Americans and white southerners, for whom the Civil War was a revolutionary and defining moment. Such prominent scholars as Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Kirk Savage, and Elizabeth Young explore the works of major artists and lesser-known figures, including Bobbie Ann Mason, Kara Walker, Dario Robleto, and John Huddleston. The authors find that Americans today openly and playfully manipulate familiar images of the Civil War to explore the malleability and permeability of traditional social categories like national identity, gender, and race. This collection continues the conversation Warren began fifty years ago, although taking it in unorthodox and challenging directions, to offer fresh and stimulating perspectives on the warâ€™s presence in the collective imagination of the nation.
In its latter stages the book also explores the ways in which the museum cultures of North America and Brazil have constructed slavery over the last hundred years.
Author: Marcus Wood
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Black Milk is the first in-depth analysis of the visual archives that effloresced around slavery in Brazil and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In its latter stages the book also explores the ways in which the museum cultures of North America and Brazil have constructed slavery over the last hundred years. These institutional legacies emerge as startlingly different from each other at almost every level. Working through comparative close readings of a myriad art objects - including prints, photographs, oil paintings, watercolours, sculptures, ceramics, and a host of ephemera - Black Milk celebrates just how radically alternative Brazilian artistic responses to Atlantic slavery were. Despite its longevity and vastness, Brazilian slavery as a cultural phenomenon has remained hugely neglected, in both academic and popular studies, particularly when compared to North American slavery. Consequently much of Black Milk is devoted to uncovering, celebrating, and explaining the hidden treasury of visual material generated by artists working in Brazil when they came to record and imaginatively reconstruct their slave inheritance. There are painters of genius (most significantly Jean Baptiste Debret), printmakers (discussion is focussed on Angelo Agostini the 'Brazilian Daumier') and some of the greatest photographers of the nineteenth century, lead by Augusto Stahl. The radical alterity of the Brazilian materials is revealed by comparing them at every stage with a series of related but fascinatingly and often shockingly dissimilar North American works of art. Black Milk is a mould-breaking study, a bold comparative analysis of the visual arts and archives generated by slavery within the two biggest and most important slave holding nations of the Atlantic Diaspora.