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Digital Art, Aesthetic Creation

The Birth of a Medium, 1st Edition

By Paul Crowther


180 pages | 76 B/W Illus.

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Is art created with computers really art? This book answers ‘yes.’ Computers can generate visual art with unique aesthetic effects based on innovations in computer technology and a Postmodern naturalization of technology wherein technology becomes something we live in as well as use. The present study establishes these claims by looking at digital art’s historical emergence from the 1960s to the start of the present century. Paul Crowther, using a philosophical approach to art history, considers the first steps towards digital graphics, their development in terms of three-dimensional abstraction and figuration, and then the complexities of their interactive formats.

Table of Contents

A Methodological Prologue Introduction: The Possibility of Digital Art 1. Machine-Being: Desmond Paul Henry’s Computer Art 2. The Emergence of Digital Art 3. Digital Plasticity and Its Objects 4. Echoes of Nature, Enhanced Realities: The Rise of Digital Figuration 5. Computer-Assisted 6. Interactivities

About the Author

Paul Crowther is Professor of Philosophy at Alma Mater Europaea – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis in Slovenia.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / General
ART / History / General
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART / Digital
COMPUTERS / Image Processing
COMPUTERS / Interactive & Multimedia
COMPUTERS / Digital Media / General
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics