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Philosophy & Social Aspects

  • Picturing Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768)by JenniferG Germann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 109.95

    Portraits of Queen Marie Leszczinska (1703-1768) were highly visible in eighteenth-century France. Appearing in royal ch?aux and, after 1737, in the Parisian Salons, the queen's image was central to the visual construction of the monarchy. Her earliest portraits negotiated aspects of her ethnic difference, French gender norms, and royal rank to craft... more...

  • The Visual Culture of Violence After the French Revolutionby Lela Graybill

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    The Visual Culture of Violence after the French Revolution traces four sites of spectatorship that exemplified the visual culture of violence in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, offering a new account of the significance of violent spectacle to the birth of modernity. Considerations of the execution scaffold, salon painting, print... more...

  • Imaging Stuart Family Politicsby Catriona Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    From conception onwards, Stuart offspring were presented to their subjects through texts, images and public celebrations. Audiences were exhorted to share in their development, establishing affective bonds with the royal family and its latest additions. Yet inviting the public into Stuart domestic affairs exposed them to intense scrutiny and private... more...

  • "Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures "by Julie Codell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ?oriental? bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political. Authors consider the impact of eroticized orientalist representations... more...

  • Draw Your Weaponsby Sarah Sentilles

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference. “How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?” Through a dazzling combination of... more...

  • Transformationsby Elizabeth Grierson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 45.00

    Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative practices, tracing the ways in which Chapters include case-studies raging from corporate- and public-funded art in Sydney; creative exchanges... more...

  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle Franceby Jessica M. Dandona

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many even went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could reinvigorate France’s fading arts industries and help... more...

  • Art and the Cityby Jason Luger; Julie Ren

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing expectations about what is construed as art. But when we expand... more...

  • Deconstructing the High Lineby Christoph Lindner; Brian Rosa; Tom Baker; Julian Brash; Phil Birge-Liberman; James Corner; Scott Larson; Christoph Lindner; Kevin Loughran; Nate Millington; Darren Patrick; Brian Rosa; Danya Sherman; Alan Smart; Daan Wesselman

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is a new “hot” iconic landmark, but is it a model of urban revitalization or a bellwether of gentrification? A diverse group, including planners and architects directly involved in its design, assess it critically, exploring its aesthetic, economic, ecological,... more...

  • The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Cultureby Marilyn R. Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural and psychic sites of memory, whether in avant-garde... more...