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Art and Electronic Media

Edward A. Shanken (Ed.)

Mit ausführlicher Werkbeschreibung von Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau auf den Seiten 254 bis 255.

The book contains an in-depth description of Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau media art work as well as an article "Designing Interfaces for Interactive Artworks" by Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, pp.254-255.

This book provides a unique archive of the innovations, discourses and controversies that have shaped today's media art. It is as exhaustive as a full-scale museum overview, presenting many of the most significant works of electronic art of today.

Art and Electronic Media is the latest installment in the THEMES AND MOVEMENTS series, a collection of groundbreaking sourcebooks on the prevailing art tendencies of our times. This is the first book to explore mechanics, light, graphics, robotics, networks, virtual reality and the 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 by over 150 artists, both familiar - Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, James Turrell, Mario Merz - as well as emerging and recent pioneers, such as Robert Lazzarini, Blast Theory, Granular Synthesis, Simon Penny, Marcel.li Antunez Roca, Mikami Seiko, and Jonah Bruckner-Cohen. The book is divided into seven thematic sections arranged chronologically. Art and Electronic Media is a lucid, accessible, and authoritative evaluation of continually developing media. As part of the THEMES AND MOVEMENTS series, Art and Electronic Media is intended for uninitiated readers and scholars alike. They include a complete overview of each theme or movement, situating individual artists' work in the context of modern art. Each book contains documents including artists' statements; interviews; manifestos; project notes; reviews and articles by key critics; and parallel texts from other cultural, philosophical, and literary sources. Also featured are approximately 250 plates, including rarely-published installation shots and preliminary drawings. Finally, each book includes biographies of all the artists and authors involved, plus a comprehensive bibliography.

About the Author
Edward A. Shanken is Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. He was formerly Executive Director of the Information Science + Information Studies program at Duke University and Professor of Art History and Media Theory at Savannah College of Art and Design. He writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He edited Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology and Consciousness (University of California Press, 2003).

Book: 304 pages, Hardcover
Published: 2009
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0714847828
ISBN-13: 978-0714847825