As accessibility and understanding of electronic media grow, its use by artists has become both widespread and increasingly instrumental in the latest developments in contemporary art. A comprehensive, timely international survey that addresses the relationship between art and electronic technology, this volume explores the presence and meanings of mechanics, light, graphics, robots, virtual reality and the web in the art and visual culture of the last hundred years. It also considers the reaction, development and future of artistic practice in the face of new technology.
This hardcover book measures 10 inches by 12 inches. Published February 2009.
Phaidon’s empire of world-renowned books on food, architecture, fashion, design and travel complement the publisher’s beginnings. Named after Socrates’s pupil Phaedo, who was known for his discourses on immortality, this London-based publishing house got its start in 1923 as a producer of high quality, reasonably priced literature, philosophy, and history books. In 1936 it added art to its repertoire, publishing some of the first monographs of Van Gogh and Botticelli. All volumes pair erudite text with breathtaking photography; a perennial favorite is Phaidon’s stunning, large-scale Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture.