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Graphic Arts

  • Video Art Historicizedby Dr Malin Hedlin Hayden; Professor Richard Woodfield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Important issues were to re-think art as a means for critical investigations and a demand for visual... more...

  • Fractal Flamesby Walter Lavina

    Walter Lavina 2015; US$ 7.99

    Fractal Flames are algorithmically generated images. The software was originally written in 1992 by Scott Draves and released as open source. Over the years it has been greatly expanded, and is now widely used to create art and special effects. The shape, texture and color of the Fractal Flames is specified by a long string of numbers - a kind of genetic... more...

  • Performing Digitalby Professor David Carlin; Professor Laurene Vaughan; Professor Marilyn Deegan; Professor Lorna Hughes; Mr Harold Short; Professor Andrew Prescott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Digital technologies have transformed archives in every area of their form and function, and as technologies mature so does their capacity to change our understanding and experience of material and performative cultural production. There has been an exponential explosion in the production and consumption of video online and yet there is a scarcity... more...

  • Digital Creativityby Gregory Sporton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Examining the role and impact of technology on creative practice, and how technology evolution determines the forms and format of an artist's work, this book contextualizes technological revolutions with earlier encounters between craft and innovation, endorsing a notion of craft practice within computing that needs rescuing from tech industries. more...

  • Judge Thisby Chip Kidd

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2015; US$ 14.99 US$ 10.50

    A fun, playful look at the importance of first impressions?in design and in life?from acclaimed book designer Chip Kidd. First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions... more...

  • Creating Symmetryby Frank A. Farris

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    This lavishly illustrated book provides a hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the intriguing mathematics of symmetry. Instead of breaking up patterns into blocks?a sort of potato-stamp method?Frank Farris offers a completely new waveform approach that enables you to create an endless variety of rosettes, friezes, and wallpaper patterns: dazzling... more...

  • Postdigital Aestheticsby David M. Berry; Michael Dieter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Postdigital Aesthetics is a contribution to questions raised by our newly computational everyday lives and the aesthetics which reflect both the postdigital nature of this age, but also critical perspectives of a post-internet world. more...

  • Necromediaby Marcel O'Gorman

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Contents Introduction 1. Necromedia Theory and Posthumanism 2. Border Disorder 3. Telephone, Pager, Two-Way Speaker, and Other Technologies of Betrayal 4. Dreadmill 5. Angels in Digital Armor: Technoculture, Terror Management, and the Antihero 6. Cycle of Dread 7. Speculative Realism Unchained: A Love Story 8. Myth of the Steersman 9. Digital... more...

  • The End of Cinema?by André Gaudreault; Philippe Marion; Timothy Barnard

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of media,? André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion take a positive look at cinema?s ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a... more...

  • The Visual Effects Arsenalby Bill Byrne

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Build your VFX arsenal with quick-access, step-by-step instruction on how to create today's hottest digital VFX shots. This essential toolkit provides techniques for creating effects seen in movies such as 300, Spiderman 3, Predator and others, with lessons on how-to: * splatter blood or digitally lop someone's arm off * create a scene with actors... more...