Art and Electronic Media, by Shanken, Edward A.
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- ISBN: 9780714847825 | 0714847828
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/21/2009
Art and Electronic Media is the latest installment inthe THEMES AND MOVEMENTS series, a collection of groundbreaking sourcebookson the prevailing art tendencies of our times.This is the first book toexplore mechanics, light, graphics, robotics, networks, virtual reality andthe possibilities afforded by the web from an international perspective. It outlines the importance of figures previously neglected by art history,including engineers, technicians, and collaborators.Included are works byover 150 artists, both familiar - Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, JamesTurrell, Mario Merz - as well as emerging and recent pioneers, such asRobert Lazzarini, Blast Theory, Granular Synthesis, Simon Penny, Marcel.liAntunez Roca, Mikami Seiko, and Jonah Bruckner-Cohen.The book is dividedinto seven thematic sections arranged chronologically.Art andElectronic Media is a lucid, accessible, and authoritative evaluationof continually developing media.As part of the THEMES AND MOVEMENTS series, Art and Electronic Mediais intended for uninitiated readers and scholars alike.They include acomplete overview of each theme or movement, situating individual artists'work in the context of modern art.Each book contains documents includingartists' statements; interviews; manifestos; project notes; reviews andarticles by key critics; and parallel texts from other cultural,philosophical, and literary sources.Also featured are approximately 250plates, including rarely-published installation shots and preliminarydrawings.Finally, each book includes biographies of all the artists andauthors involved, plus a comprehensive bibliography.