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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, 1960 - > Electronic & video art

The Art of Guweiz (Hardcover): Zheng Wei Gu The Art of Guweiz (Hardcover)
Zheng Wei Gu; Edited by Publishing 3DTotal
R769 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R81 (11%) In stock

Digital artist Zheng Wei Gu (AKA Guweiz) shares his anime-inspired world in this beautifully produced and insightful book, leading you through his fantasy world with a portfolio packed with gritty detail and a surreal vibe. Guweiz began drawing when he was 17, inspired by an anime art tutorial on YouTube. Discovering a natural talent, he carried on drawing and quickly amassed a fan-base for his edgy illustration style. Throughout this book, readers will discover his artistic journey from the very beginning, with behind-the-scenes details about how some of his most popular pieces were created. He reveals his secrets for turning influences into truly original digital art, including that all-important narrative that takes drawing and painting beyond the purely visual. Step-by-step tutorials share techniques and tips to help you create these sorts of effects in your art, resulting in images with the depth of detail and intrigue that Guweiz has made his trademark. The artist's unique urban take on the popular manga/anime style is gripping right from the first page, from the surreal take on Japanese lifestyle to the urban fantasy he creates.

Digital Memory and the Archive (Paperback): Wolfgang Ernst Digital Memory and the Archive (Paperback)
Wolfgang Ernst; Edited by Jussi Parikka
R569 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the popular imagination, archives are remote, largely obsolete institutions: either antiquated, inevitably dusty libraries or sinister repositories of personal secrets maintained by police states. Yet the archive is now a ubiquitous feature of digital life. Rather than being deleted, e-mails and other computer files are archived. Media software and cloud storage allow for the instantaneous cataloging and preservation of data, from music, photographs, and videos to personal information gathered by social media sites. In this digital landscape, the archival-oriented media theories of Wolfgang Ernst are particularly relevant. Digital Memory and the Archive, the first English-language collection of the German media theorist's work, brings together essays that present Ernst's controversial materialist approach to media theory and history. His insights are central to the emerging field of media archaeology, which uncovers the role of specific technologies and mechanisms, rather than content, in shaping contemporary culture and society. Ernst's interrelated ideas on the archive, machine time and microtemporality, and the new regimes of memory offer a new perspective on both current digital culture and the infrastructure of media historical knowledge. For Ernst, different forms of media systems-from library catalogs to sound recordings-have influenced the content and understanding of the archive and other institutions of memory. At the same time, digital archiving has become a contested site that is highly resistant to curation, thus complicating the creation and preservation of cultural memory and history.

Brutal Vision - The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema (Paperback): Karl Schoonover Brutal Vision - The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema (Paperback)
Karl Schoonover
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. "Brutal Vision" challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist films--including such classics as "Rome, Open City; Paisan; Shoeshine; "and" Bicycle Thieves"--should be understood less as national products and more as complex agents of a postwar reorganization of global politics. For these films, cinema facilitates the liberal humanist sympathy required to usher in a new era of world stability.

In his readings of crucial films and newly discovered documents from the archives of neorealism's international distribution, Karl Schoonover reveals how these films used images of the imperiled body to reconstitute the concept of the human and to recalibrate the scale of human community. He traces how Italian neorealism emerges from and consolidates the transnational space of the North Atlantic, with scenarios of physical suffering dramatizing the geopolitical stakes of a newly global vision. Here we see how--in their views of injury, torture, and martyrdom--these films propose a new mode of spectating that answers the period's call for extranational witnesses, makes the imposition of limited sovereignty palatable, and underwrites a new visual politics of liberal compassion that Schoonover calls brutal humanism.

These films redefine moviegoing as a form of political action and place the filmgoer at the center of a postwar geopolitics of international aid. "Brutal Vision" interrogates the role of neorealism's famously heart-wrenching scenes in a new global order that requires its citizenry to invest emotionally in large-scale international aid packages, from the Marshall Plan to the liberal charity schemes of NGOs. The book fundamentally revises ideas of cinematic specificity, the human, and geopolitical scale that we inherit from neorealism and its postwar milieu--ideas that continue to set the terms for political filmmaking today.

The Art Of Ghost Of Tsushima (Hardcover): The Art Of Ghost Of Tsushima (Hardcover)
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R1,139 R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Save R233 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cinema's Alchemist - The Films of Peter Forgacs (Paperback): Bill Nichols, Michael Renov Cinema's Alchemist - The Films of Peter Forgacs (Paperback)
Bill Nichols, Michael Renov; Contributions by Whitney Davis, Laszlo F. Foeldenyi
R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Peter Forgacs, based in Budapest, is best known for his award-winning films built on home movies from the 1930s to the 1960s that document ordinary lives soon to intersect with offscreen historical events. "Cinema's Alchemist" offers a sustained exploration of the imagination and skill with which Forgacs reshapes such film footage, originally intended for private and personal viewing, into extraordinary films dedicated to remembering the past in ways that matter for our future.

Contributors: Whitney Davis, U of California, Berkeley; Laszlo F. Foldenyi, U of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest; Marsha Kinder, U of Southern California; Tamas Koranyi; Scott MacDonald, Hamilton College; Tyrus Miller, U of California, Santa Cruz; Roger Odin, U of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle; Catherine Portuges, U of Massachusetts Amherst; Michael S. Roth, Wesleyan U; Kaja Silverman, U of Pennsylvania; Ernst van Alphen, Leiden U, the Netherlands; Malin Wahlberg, Stockholm U.

Swandown (Digital): Andrew Kotting, Ian Sinclair Swandown (Digital)
Andrew Kotting, Ian Sinclair
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Videoland - Movie Culture at the American Video Store (Paperback): Daniel Herbert Videoland - Movie Culture at the American Video Store (Paperback)
Daniel Herbert
R649 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R106 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Videoland" offers a comprehensive view of the "tangible phase" of consumer video, when Americans largely accessed movies as material commodities at video rental stores. Video stores served as a vital locus of movie culture from the early 1980s until the early 2000s, changing the way Americans socialized around movies and collectively made movies meaningful. When films became tangible as magnetic tapes and plastic discs, movie culture flowed out from the theater and the living room, entered the public retail space, and became conflated with shopping and salesmanship. In this process, video stores served as a crucial embodiment of movie culture's historical move toward increased flexibility, adaptability, and customization.
In addition to charting the historical rise and fall of the rental industry, Herbert explores the architectural design of video stores, the social dynamics of retail encounters, the video distribution industry, the proliferation of video recommendation guides, and the often surprising persistence of the video store as an adaptable social space of consumer culture. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork, cultural geography, and archival research, "Videoland" provides a wide-ranging exploration of the pivotal role video stores played in the history of motion pictures, and is a must-read for students and scholars of media history.

The Art Of Cuphead (Hardcover): Studio Mdhr The Art Of Cuphead (Hardcover)
Studio Mdhr 1
R943 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R181 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Michael Rees - Synthetic Cells: Site and (Para)site (Hardcover): Gary Garrido Schneider Michael Rees - Synthetic Cells: Site and (Para)site (Hardcover)
Gary Garrido Schneider; Text written by Tom Moran, Dr Edward Shanken, Murat Orozobekov, Edward Winkleman, …
R1,198 R975 Discovery Miles 9 750 Save R223 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contemporary artist Michael Rees is an acknowledged leader in the field of cutting-edge digital art. This volume documents a compelling group of Rees's colourful inflatable sculptures that incorporate brilliant structural elements and dynamic interventions of augmented reality. Commissioned for an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey (open until January 2021), these objects, alongside augment works by six other contemporary artists, illuminate how digital thinking and its rich visual vocabulary are at the forefront of the future of art. Synthetic Cells features augmented reality artworks by Michael Rees, Claudia Hart, Chris Manzione, Will Pappenheimer, John Craig Freeman, Carla Gannis and Tamiko Thiel.

Paik's Virtual Archive - Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art (Hardcover): Hanna B Holling Paik's Virtual Archive - Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art (Hardcover)
Hanna B Holling
R1,455 R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Save R343 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Paik's Virtual Archive, Hanna B. Holling contemplates the identity of multimedia artworks by reconsidering the role of conservation in our understanding of what the artwork is and how it functions within and beyond a specific historical moment. In Holling's discussion of works by Nam June Paik (1932-2006), the hugely influential Korean American artist who is considered the progenitor of video art, she explores the relation between the artworks' concept and material, theories of musical performance and performativity, and the Bergsonian concept of duration, as well as the parts these elements play in the conceptualization of multimedia artworks. Holling combines her astute assessment of artistic technologies with ideas from art theory, philosophy, and aesthetics to probe questions related to materials and materiality, not just in Paik's work but in contemporary art in general. Ultimately, she proposes that the archive-the physical and virtual realm that encompasses all that is known about an artwork-is the foundation for the identity and continuity of every work of art.

The Art and Making of Assassin's Creed (Hardcover): Ian Nathan The Art and Making of Assassin's Creed (Hardcover)
Ian Nathan
R1,064 R962 Discovery Miles 9 620 Save R102 (10%) Out of stock

Become a part of history in this visually stunning exploration of the art and creation of the Assassin's Creed film. Almost a decade after the release of Ubisoft's massively popular action-adventure game, the world of Assassins and Templars now comes to the big screen with Assassin's Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel. With two protagonists separated by centuries of history yet linked by their DNA, the film represents a uniquely intricate filmmaking experience, necessitating the re-creation of a historically accurate fifteenth-century Spain and a technologically advanced present. Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus tells the full story behind the filmmaking journey, from the in-depth research into the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition to the intense shooting process in present-day Spain. Featuring the vivid concept art that helped bring the film to life, this deluxe volume also includes comprehensive imagery of the Assassins' signature weapons, behind-the-scenes details on the creation of the Animus, and photography of the death-defying stunts that are a hallmark of the franchise. Also featuring exclusive interviews with Kurzel, the films' incredible stunt and creative team, and key cast members--including Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard--Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus captures the enthusiasm and vivid detail that Kurzel and his team brought to every stage of the film. Complete with removable artifacts such as parkour stunt schematics and Callum Lynch's Animus Report, Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus is the ultimate companion to this historic movie event.

Cultures of Change - Social Atoms and Electronic Lives (Paperback): Gennaro Ascione, Cinta Massip, Josep Perello Cultures of Change - Social Atoms and Electronic Lives (Paperback)
Gennaro Ascione, Cinta Massip, Josep Perello
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Cultures of Change" has set out to accommodate a number of experimental simulations of a practical, living imaginary in constant mutation. Projects and programmes conceived in the world of thought and innovation. In this way, in the shift from the material society to the society of readily available knowledge and information, the experiment takes on the value of shared collective social experience.

Database Aesthetics - Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Paperback, 8th Ed.): Victoria Vesna Database Aesthetics - Art in the Age of Information Overflow (Paperback, 8th Ed.)
Victoria Vesna
R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Database Aesthetics" examines the database as cultural and aesthetic form, explaining how artists have participated in network culture by creating data art. The essays in this collection look at how an aesthetic emerges when artists use the vast amounts of available information as their medium. Here, the ways information is ordered and organized become artistic choices, and artists have an essential role in influencing and critiquing the digitization of daily life.
Contributors: Sharon Daniel, U of California, Santa Cruz; Steve Deitz, Carleton College; Lynn Hershman Leeson, U of California, Davis; George Legrady, U of California, Santa Barbara; Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts; John Klima; Lev Manovich, U of California, San Diego; Robert F. Nideffer, U of California, Irvine; Nancy Paterson, Ontario College of Art and Design; Christiane Paul, School of Visual Arts in New York; Marko Peljhan, U of California, Santa Barbara; Warren Sack, U of California, Santa Cruz; Bill Seaman, Rhode Island School of Design; Grahame Weinbren, School of Visual Arts, New York.
Victoria Vesna is a media artist, and professor and chair of the Department of Design and Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles.

UDON's Art of Capcom 3 - Hardcover Edition (Hardcover): Udon UDON's Art of Capcom 3 - Hardcover Edition (Hardcover)
Udon; Artworks by Udon
R1,086 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R231 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

UDON Entertainment is back with an all-new classy compilation of the creative studio's Capcom artwork! This prestigous 300-page hardcover volume gathers UDON's artists' renditions of the casts of Street Fighter, Mega Man, Darkstalkers, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, video game endings, promotional art, costume designs, tribute art, and much more!

Selected, No. 2 - A Source for Videoart Lovers - Loop 07 (Paperback): Jean-Conrad Lemaitre, Javier Duero Selected, No. 2 - A Source for Videoart Lovers - Loop 07 (Paperback)
Jean-Conrad Lemaitre, Javier Duero
R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain (Paperback, 2006 ed.): David Curtis A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain (Paperback, 2006 ed.)
David Curtis
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years the use of film and video by British artists has come to widespread public attention. Jeremy Deller, Douglas Gordon, Steve McQueen and Gillian Wearing all won the Turner Prize (in 2004, 1996, 1999 and 1997, respectively) for work made on video. This fin-de-siecle explosion of activity represents the culmination of a long history of work by less well-known artists and experimental filmmakers.
Ever since the invention of film in the 1890s, artists have been attracted to the possibilities of working with moving images, whether in pursuit of visual poetry, the exploration of the art form's technical challenges, the hope of political impact, or the desire to reinvigorate such time-honored subjects as portraiture and landscape. Their work represents an alternative history to that of commercial cinema in Britain--a tradition that has been only intermittently written about until now.
This major new book is the first comprehensive history of artists' film and video in Britain. Structured in two parts ('Institutions' and 'Artists and Movements'), it considers the work of some 300 artists, including Kenneth Macpherson, Basil Wright, Len Lye, Humphrey Jennings, Margaret Tait, Jeff Keen, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Malcolm Le Grice, Peter Gidal, William Raban, Chris Welsby, David Hall, Tamara Krikorian, Sally Potter, Guy Sherwin, Lis Rhodes, Derek Jarman, David Larcher, Steve Dwoskin, James Scott, Peter Wollen and Laura Mulvey, Peter Greenaway, Patrick Keiller, John Smith, Andrew Stones, Jaki Irvine, Tracy Emin, Dryden Goodwin, and Stephanie Smith and Ed Stewart.
Written by the leading authority in the field, "A History of Artists' Film and Video in Britain, 1897-2004" brings to light the range and diversity of British artists' work in these mediums as well as the artist-run organizations that have supported the art form's development. In so doing it greatly enlarges the scope of any understanding of "British cinema" and demonstrates the crucial importance of the moving image to British art history.

Resolution - Issue No. 0: The Pixel (Paperback): Laurens Otto Resolution - Issue No. 0: The Pixel (Paperback)
Laurens Otto; Text written by Jonas Beerts, Doris Boerman, Caszimir Cleutjens, Tanguy de Donder, …
R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Queens of Animation - The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History... The Queens of Animation - The Untold Story of the Women Who Transformed the World of Disney and Made Cinematic History (Hardcover)
Nathalia Holt
R660 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R119 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Behind the beloved animated films of Walt Disney Studios, which have moved and entertained millions of viewers, was an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades. For the first time, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts their dramatic stories, showing how these women infiltrated the all-male domain of Disney's story and animation departments and used early technologies to create the rich artwork and unforgettable story lines that have become part of the American canon. Over the decades---while battling sexism, domestic abuse, and workplace intimidation---these women also fought to transform the way female characters are depicted to young audiences. Based on extensive interviews and exclusive access to archival and personal documents, The Queens of Animation reveals the vital contributions these women made to Disney's Golden Age and their continued impact on animated film making, culminating in the record-shattering Frozen, Disney's first female-directed full-length feature film.

Grace Ndiritu (Paperback): Grace Ndiritu (Paperback)
R50 Discovery Miles 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy (Hardcover): Matthew Reinhart Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy (Hardcover)
Matthew Reinhart; Contributions by Kevin Wilson
R5,085 R3,792 Discovery Miles 37 920 Save R1,293 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art Of Anthem Limited Edition (Hardcover): Bioware The Art Of Anthem Limited Edition (Hardcover)
Bioware 1
R1,818 R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Save R429 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Duchamp Is My Lawyer - The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb (Paperback): Kenneth Goldsmith Duchamp Is My Lawyer - The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb (Paperback)
Kenneth Goldsmith
R522 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R30 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1996, during the relatively early days of the web, Kenneth Goldsmith created UbuWeb to post hard-to-find works of concrete poetry. What started out as a site to share works from a relatively obscure literary movement grew into an essential archive of twentieth- and twenty-first-century avant-garde and experimental literature, film, and music. Visitors around the world now have access to both obscure and canonical works, from artists such as Kara Walker, Yoko Ono, Pauline Oliveros, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Duchamp, Cecil Taylor, Glenn Ligon, William Burroughs, and Jean-Luc Godard. In Duchamp Is My Lawyer, Goldsmith tells the history of UbuWeb, explaining the motivations behind its creation and how artistic works are archived, consumed, and distributed online. Based on his own experiences and interviews with a variety of experts, Goldsmith describes how the site navigates issues of copyright and the ways that UbuWeb challenges familiar configurations and histories of the avant-garde. The book also portrays the growth of other "shadow libraries" and includes a section on the artists whose works reflect the aims, aesthetics, and ethos of UbuWeb. Goldsmith concludes by contrasting UbuWeb's commitment to the free-culture movement and giving access to a wide range of artistic works with today's gatekeepers of algorithmic culture, such as Netflix, Amazon, and Spotify.

The Crash Bandicoot Files - How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania (Hardcover): Andy Gavin The Crash Bandicoot Files - How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania (Hardcover)
Andy Gavin 1
R692 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R125 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ferocious Reality - Documentary according to Werner Herzog (Paperback): Eric Ames Ferocious Reality - Documentary according to Werner Herzog (Paperback)
Eric Ames
R580 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R80 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the course of his career Werner Herzog, known for such visionary masterpieces as Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) and The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), has directed almost sixty films, roughly half of which are documentaries. And yet, in a statement delivered during a public appearance in 1999, the filmmaker declared: "There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization." Ferocious Reality is the first book to ask how this conviction, so hostile to the traditional tenets of documentary, can inform the work of one of the world's most provocative documentarians. Herzog, whose Cave of Forgotten Dreams was perhaps the most celebrated documentary of 2010, may be the most influential filmmaker missing from major studies and histories of documentary. Examining such notable films as Lessons of Darkness (1992) and Grizzly Man (2005), Eric Ames shows how Herzog dismisses documentary as a mode of filmmaking in order to creatively intervene and participate in it. In close, contextualized analysis of more than twenty-five films spanning Herzog's career, Ames makes a case for exploring documentary films in terms of performance and explains what it means to do so. Thus his book expands the field of cinema studies even as it offers an invaluable new perspective on a little studied but integral part of Werner Herzog's extraordinary oeuvre.

John Akomfrah (Paperback): T.J. Demos, Nicholas Logsdail, Nora M. Alter John Akomfrah (Paperback)
T.J. Demos, Nicholas Logsdail, Nora M. Alter
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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