Videogames and art [2nd Edition]

Clarke, Andy and Mitchell, Grethe (2013) Videogames and art [2nd Edition]. Intellect, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA and Bristol, UK. ISBN 184150419X, 9781841504193

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This is the first book on the topic of videogames and art, and remains the only academic book on the subject. It offers a unique perspective on this emerging field, which has been thoroughly updated and expanded upon in this edition. It features artists not included in the first edition, also allows those that were previously featured to comment on how their work and thinking has evolved. It includes new chapters on genres that have grown in significance. Videogames are firmly enmeshed in modern culture. Acknowledging the increasing cultural impact of this rapidly changing industry on artistic and creative practices, "Videogames and Art" features in-depth essays that offer an unparalleled overview of the field. Together, the contributions position videogame art as an interdisciplinary mix of digital technologies and the traditional art forms. Of particular interest in this volume are machinima, game console artwork, politically oriented videogame art, and the production of digital art. The second edition features an extended critical introduction from the editors and updated interviews with the foremost artists in the field. Rounding out the book is a critique of the commercial videogame industry comprising essays on the current quality and originality of videogames.

Keywords:videogames, art, computer games, digital art, visual art
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P304 Electronic Media studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W212 Multimedia Design
W Creative Arts and Design > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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ID Code:7779
Deposited On:01 Mar 2013 14:58

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