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Art of the Digital Age

Gallery Bon Bon

Regular price R 200.00

The impact of digital technology on the production of art has been profound. Traditional activities such as painting and sculpture have been radically transformed by digital techniques and media, while entirely new forms, such as net art, digital installation and virtual reality have emerged. Digital artists themselves are often at the forefront of creative experiment, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and exploring some of the most urgent social and political issues facing the world. Following an introduction that traces the history of digital art, the book considers all its major genres, from digital imaging, installation and animation to the worlds of software and net art. Each chapter illustrates key works by both established and emerging figures, while personal statements from the artists offer revealing insights into their inspirations and methods. A conclusion speculates on what the future might bring for this rapidly changing art form. The book includes a comprehensive reference section that includes a timeline of breakthroughs in digital art, an extensive bibliography, a list of artists' websites and online projects, and a glossary of digital terms.

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