Travelling images

Looking across the borderlands of art, media and visual culture

By Anna Dahlgren

Travelling images


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2664-1
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: July 2018
  • BIC Category: Art History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture, ART / History / General, Society & social sciences / Media studies, Society & social sciences / Popular culture, The arts / History of art / art & design styles
  • Series: Rethinking Art's Histories


This book critically examines images in the borderlands of the art world, investigating relations between visual art and vernacular visual culture within different images communities from the 1870s to the present day. It concentrates on the mechanisms of such processes and their implications for the understanding of art and art-historical narratives. Merging perspectives from art history and visual culture studies with media studies, it fills a gap in the field of visual studies through its use of a diversity of images as prime sources. Where textual statements are scarce the book maps visual statements instead, demonstrating the potential of image studies. Consequently, it will be of great relevance to those interested in art and visual culture in modernity, as well as discourses of the notion of art and art history writing.


Introduction: travelling images
1 Cut and paste
2 Modernism in the streets
3 Magazined art
4 Imposter art


Anna Dahlgren is Professor of Art History at Stockholm University

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