Art of the Electronic Age

Highly successful and critically acclaimed, “Art of the Electronic Age” is now available in paperback for the first time, bringing to a wider audience the extraordinary artistic experimentation of the last 25 years. Frank Popper reveals the various trends that have been spawned by these unprecedented innovations – laser and holographic art; video, computer and communication art; installation, demonstration and performance art – and analyzes each of these movements in terms of its objectives and its participants. In showing what cannot be described by words alone, the colour illustrations are an essential aspect of this analysis. Popper demonstrates that such art has not emerged out of the blue, but is a clear evolution from the art and artists that preceded it, with the same objective of creating a shared aesthetic experience. A valuable study, “Art of the Electronic Age” should encourage such pioneering art to be assimilated, interpreted and enjoyed by a wider audience.

Text: Popper Frank. cm 24×26; pp. 192; 221 ill. COL e 56 BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Thames & Hudson, London, 1997.

ISBN: 9780500279182 | 0500279187

ID: AM-2064

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Highly successful and critically acclaimed, “Art of the Electronic Age” is now available in paperback for the first time, bringing to a wider audience the extraordinary artistic experimentation of the last 25 years. Frank Popper reveals the various trends that have been spawned by these unprecedented innovations – laser and holographic art; video, computer and communication art; installation, demonstration and performance art – and analyzes each of these movements in terms of its objectives and its participants. In showing what cannot be described by words alone, the colour illustrations are an essential aspect of this analysis. Popper demonstrates that such art has not emerged out of the blue, but is a clear evolution from the art and artists that preceded it, with the same objective of creating a shared aesthetic experience. A valuable study, “Art of the Electronic Age” should encourage such pioneering art to be assimilated, interpreted and enjoyed by a wider audience.

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