Art of the Digital Age

Art of the Digital Age

  1. Bruce Wands
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  • ISBN 9780500286296
  • 27.50 x 23.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 224pp
  • 232 Illustrations, 218 in colour
  • First published 2007
‘A highly attractive, accessible and beguiling introduction … highly recommended’ – The Art Book

‘Richly illustrated and fully deserves a place on the shelves of the public library’ – Art Monthly

Now in paperback, this is the first full-size illustrated survey of digital art, presenting the work of over one hundred artists from around the world.

See a clickable list of artists' websites included in the book.

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 essential 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.

Bruce Wands has been working in digital art for more than twenty years as an artist, writer, curator and teacher. He is Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, and is Director of the New York Digital Salon. He is the author of Digital Creativity.