A History of Video Art: The Development of Form and Function

A History of Video Art: The Development of Form and Function

by Chris Meigh-Andrews
     
 

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Video Art is a critical introduction and guide to artists' video in both Europe and North America. It covers the period from the early 1960s — when video art first appeared as a distinctive medium — into the 1990s, when digital technology merged video's distinctive practice with that of independent film-making and photography. This artistic history

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Video Art is a critical introduction and guide to artists' video in both Europe and North America. It covers the period from the early 1960s — when video art first appeared as a distinctive medium — into the 1990s, when digital technology merged video's distinctive practice with that of independent film-making and photography. This artistic history is also a technological and a cultural history that sets its analysis of artistic practice firmly within the context of both the development of electronic imaging technology and the changing political and social climate. Richly illustrated, Video Art is essential reading for anyone interested in art history and contemporary art practice.

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"A History of Video Art does an excellent job of structuring a very complex field of activity, and one which defies any single history or approach. It will be of use to students in art and media, as a critical and historical introduction to this diverse field, as well as to general readers looking for a readable, concise, informative and generous guide to new media art."—A.L. Rees, Royal College of Art

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ISBN-13:
9781845202194
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Chris Meigh-Andrews is Reader in Electronic Digital Art at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practising artist specialising in electronic digital media, he has been exhibiting internationally for almost 30 years.

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