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Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
SKU: 9781838663582
R 378,25
A personal and expert account of the artists and events that de?ned the medium's ?rst 50 years, written a true expert in the field
October, 2021
A personal and expert account of the artists and events that de?ned the medium's ?rst 50 years, written a true expert in the field 'London's book excites because it brings new artists into a lineage worthy of greater stuff. Her passion for lesser-known figures ... is contagious.' ARTnews, The Best Art Books of 2020 Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. This first-hand account by the curator who has been following video art from its beginnings in the late 1960s, when artists first adapted portable consumer technology to art-making, spotlights video's ongoing importance in the art world, tracing the genre's development alongside the advances in technology that have continued to open up new possibilities for artists. London has worked closely and personally with the artists she writes about, who span generations, including Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist, Miranda July, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Ian Cheng. The text is both art-historical and personal - weaving together background information and insightful interpretations with unique anecdotes and experiences to trace the history of video art as it transformed into the broader ?eld of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. In doing this, she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781838663582
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Contributor By (author) Barbara London
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 280
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 203 X 137 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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A personal and expert account of the artists and events that de?ned the medium's ?rst 50 years, written a true expert in the field 'London's book excites because it brings new artists into a lineage worthy of greater stuff. Her passion for lesser-known figures ... is contagious.' ARTnews, The Best Art Books of 2020 Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. This first-hand account by the curator who has been following video art from its beginnings in the late 1960s, when artists first adapted portable consumer technology to art-making, spotlights video's ongoing importance in the art world, tracing the genre's development alongside the advances in technology that have continued to open up new possibilities for artists. London has worked closely and personally with the artists she writes about, who span generations, including Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Shirin Neshat, Pipilotti Rist, Miranda July, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Ian Cheng. The text is both art-historical and personal - weaving together background information and insightful interpretations with unique anecdotes and experiences to trace the history of video art as it transformed into the broader ?eld of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. In doing this, she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781838663582
Publisher Phaidon Press Ltd
Contributor By (author) Barbara London
Publication Date 2021-09-02
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 280
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 203 X 137 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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