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The Resource Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image, Charissa N. Terranova

Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image, Charissa N. Terranova

Label
Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image
Title
Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image
Statement of responsibility
Charissa N. Terranova
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What if modernism had been characterised by evolving, interconnected and multi-sensory images rather than by the monolithic objects often described by its artists and theorists? In this groundbreaking book, Charissa Terranova unearths a forgotten narrative of modernism, which charts the influence that biology, General Systems Theory and cybernetics had on art in the twentieth century. From kinetic and interactive art to early computer art and installations spanning an entire city, she shows that the digital image was a rich and expansive artistic medium of modernism. This book links the emergence of the digital image to the dispersion of biocentric aesthetic philosophies developed by Bauhaus pedagogue Laszló Moholy-Nagy, from 1920s Berlin to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1970s. It uncovers seminal but overlooked references to biology, the organism, feedback loops, emotions and the Gestalt, along with an intricate genealogy of related thinkers across disciplines. Terranova interprets anew major art movements such as the Bauhaus, Op Art and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), by referencing contemporary insights from architects, embryologists, electrical engineers and computer scientists, among others. This book reveals the complex connections between visual culture, science and technology that comprise the deep history of twentieth-century art
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Terranova, Charissa N
Dewey number
111.85
Index
no index present
LC call number
BH
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
International library of modern and contemporary art
Series volume
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • Modernism (Art)
Label
Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image, Charissa N. Terranova
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Wet Perception: Op Art and New Tendencies, between the Gestalt and Ecological Psychology
  • 5.
  • Digital Image in Art: The Generative Turn, Computational and Biological
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Bauhaus Biology: The Beginnings of Biofunctionalism
  • 2.
  • Gyorgy Kepes and the Light Image as Bio-Image: Pop Art-and-Science, Integration, and Distribution
  • 3.
  • Distributed Image of the City: The Collaboration between Gyorgy Kepes and Kevin Lynch
  • 4.
Control code
949770738
Extent
352 pages.
Isbn
9781784534301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949770738
Label
Art as organism. Biology and the evolution of the digital image, Charissa N. Terranova
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Wet Perception: Op Art and New Tendencies, between the Gestalt and Ecological Psychology
  • 5.
  • Digital Image in Art: The Generative Turn, Computational and Biological
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Bauhaus Biology: The Beginnings of Biofunctionalism
  • 2.
  • Gyorgy Kepes and the Light Image as Bio-Image: Pop Art-and-Science, Integration, and Distribution
  • 3.
  • Distributed Image of the City: The Collaboration between Gyorgy Kepes and Kevin Lynch
  • 4.
Control code
949770738
Extent
352 pages.
Isbn
9781784534301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949770738

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