Art of the Digital Age

Art of the Digital Age

by Bruce Wands
     
 

This book, the first full-size illustrated survey of digital art, presents the work of over a hundred artists from all over the world. Following an introduction that traces the history of digital art, it goes on to consider all the major genres, from digital imaging, installation and animation to the more nebulous worlds of software and net art.  See more details below

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This book, the first full-size illustrated survey of digital art, presents the work of over a hundred artists from all over the world. Following an introduction that traces the history of digital art, it goes on to consider all the major genres, from digital imaging, installation and animation to the more nebulous worlds of software and net art.

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Library Journal
This aptly named book provides a broad overview and sampling of digital art. Editor Wands (chair, master of fine arts computer art department, Sch. of Visual Arts; Digital Creativity) ably traces the history of digital art, then outlines in several chapters various areas of the field digital imaging; digital sculpture; digital installation and virtual reality; performance, music, and sound art; software, database, and game art; "net art"; and the future of digital art. Each chapter includes a sampling of photographs by emerging and established artists, although the field is so new that it appears to be difficult to make an honest distinction. There is a bit of a techie tone to the writing and imagery, but the insights are intriguing, and the art itself 250 illustrations in all is strikingly original. As the publisher contends, this beautifully designed and printed book is curiously the first major illustrated survey of digital art. Included are a bibliography, a time line, a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a detailed index, and web sites for digital art resources, as well as web sites of digital artists. This large-format collection is highly recommended, especially for photography and art collections in large public and academic libraries. Raymond Bial, First Light Photography, Urbana, IL Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500286296
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
07/02/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Wands has been working with digital art for twenty years as an artist, writer, curator, and teacher. He is chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, and is the author of Digital Creativity.

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