Digital Art: Painting with Pixelsby Ron Miller
Digital art is all around us in magazines, movies, and video games, but it also hangs in art galleries around the world. What is digital art? Where did it come from? Is it even art at all? Ron Miller answers these questions and moreand inspires new artists to experiment with this exciting and ever-changing art form.
Gr 6 Up
Miller covers the history, background, practice, and future of technology in art, focusing on how digital art is made and how it works. The first chapter covers the "archaeology" of the genre, including harmonographs, oscillons and electronic abstractions, and fractals. By extension, the author also draws parallels between math and art and manages to make the mathematical genesis of the technique fascinating and easily accessible. This chapter also looks at the contributions to the development of computer-generated art of such artists as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol. Succeeding sections discuss the "hows" of various methods such as computer-aided drawing, animation, 3-D modeling, and motion-picture special effects. The final chapter looks at career possibilities. This beautifully designed book will be an excellent background source for those beginning to experiment with art on the computer, or who are looking for information on digital art as a career option.-Jane Barrer, PS/IS 111 Adolph S. Ochs School, New York City
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- 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Hugo Award-winning author and illustrator Ron Miller also created the Worlds Beyond series, in which four titles won the 2003 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy and were named Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year in 2003. Miller specializes in astronomy and has also published The Elements: What You Really Want To Know and Special Effects: An Introduction to Movie Magic with Twenty-First Century Books. His newest series, Space Innovations, came out in Fall 2007. His original paintings can be found in collections all over the world.
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