In the past twenty years digital technology has had a radical impact on all the disciplines associated with the visual arts - this book provides expert views of that impact. By looking at the advanced ICT methods now being employed, this volume details the long-lasting effects and advances now made possible in art history and its associated disciplines. The authors analyze the most advanced and significant tools and technologies, from the ongoing development of the Semantic Web to 3D visualization, focusing on the study of art in the various contexts of cultural heritage collections, digital repositories and archives. They also evaluate the impact of advanced ICT methods from technical, methodological and philosophical perspectives, projecting supported theories for the future of scholarship in this field. The book not only charts the developments that have taken place until now but also indicates which advanced methods promise most for the future.
'Exploring in book format the impact of information and communication technologies on the disciplines of art history and visual culture might seem incongruous at first. Yet it is precisely the pause between technological advance and epistemological catch-up - and the nature of these adjustments - that this lively and engaging publication asks us to consider. The essays cover from multiple perspectives some key issues facing historians of art and visual culture in the 21st century: from scholars who have observed the impact of ICT on their fields in recent years, to younger writers of the digital generation who have known nothing else. From the electronic structures that comprise and deliver digital images and associated data, to the shifting relations between custodians, curators and the widened constituencies with which they now engage, the impact of ICT is one that has far-ranging ramifications on the formation of knowledge and the practices of visual culture research. This book will play an important role in provoking thought about these issues'. Catherine Moriarty, Brighton University, UK 'Revisualizing Visual Culture is recommended for information professionals who are currently navigating the challenges of arts and humanities analysis and display.' Online Information Review
Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This series, one of the first and most highly regarded in the field, covers a wide range of disciplines and provides an authoritative reflection of the 'state of the art' in the application of computing and technology. The titles in this peer-reviewed series are critical reading not just for experts in digital humanities and technology issues, but for all scholars working in arts and humanities who need to understand the issues around digital research.