Digital Media: An Introduction / Edition 1

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This clearly written book introduces readers to the new and exciting field of digital media, providing solid and useful information for those just beginning their exploration and those expanding their knowledge. It explains each of the new media, along with its history and connection to the worlds of art and design. Essential key concepts and techniques for image-editing, digital illustration and painting, 2-D and 3-D animation, digital layout, and web design are covered. Among its features is an analysis of the computer and its peripherals to explain the different elements of a digital media studio with clearly defined terms that do not require a technical background. Boxed information discuss digital media's significant leaders and founders, trend-setting digital artists and designers, and useful technical information. The authors' goal has been to write a book that captures the energy and enthusiasm that artists and designers, both young and old, feel as they explore digital media.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130873903
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

The Authors:

Richard Lewis and James Luciana created together one of the first digital media degrees in the country at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Richard Lewis is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Marist College and was previously Dean of Academic Programs. Trained as a traditional painter, today he is a practicing digital painter who has exhibited throughout the United States. He is also the author of The Power of Art (Harcourt Brace, 1995). This art appreciation textbook has been used in over 200 colleges and universities.

James Luciana is an Associate Professor of Art at Marist College and a past Chair of the Department of Art and Art History. He is an accomplished photographer in both traditional and digital techniques. His work has been extensively exhibited both in the United States and abroad. In addition to his teaching at Marist College, he has been an instructor of 19th century non-silver printing techniques and digital media at the International Center of Photography in New York City. He is also the author of The Art of Enhanced Photography (Rockport, 1999) and Black and White Photography: Manifest Visions (Rockport, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The artist and the computer 2
Ch. 2 The history of computers : from calculators to multimedia 16
Ch. 3 Inside the box : the computer 41
Ch. 4 Outside the box : hard and soft copy 67
Ch. 5 The pioneers of digital art 90
Ch. 6 Digital layout and design 115
Ch. 7 Image editing 145
Ch. 8 Digital painting 177
Ch. 9 Vector drawing and illustration 191
Ch. 10 2-D animation : up and running 207
Ch. 11 3-D modeling and animation 229
Ch. 12 The Internet and the World Wide Web : a brief history 253
Ch. 13 Designing for the Web : tools and technologies 273
Ch. 14 The digital studio : artist portfolios 306
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