After art [electronic resource] / David Joselit.

by Joselit, DavidLooking glass; Browns Books for Students [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: PointEssays on architecture: ; Point: Essays on Architecture: Publisher: Princeton, NJ. : Princeton University Press, [2013]Description: xvi, 116 pages : colour illustrations.ISBN: 1400845149; 9781400845149.Subject(s): Art -- PsychologyLooking glass | Art and societyLooking glass | Electronic booksLooking glassAccess restrictions: University of the Arts London identification or other form of authentication may be required.Alternative form: Print version: After artOnline access: Read this e-book from VLeBooks
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How digital networks are transforming art and architecture

Art as we know it is dramatically changing, but popular and critical responses lag behind. In this trenchant illustrated essay, David Joselit describes how art and architecture are being transformed in the age of Google. Under the dual pressures of digital technology, which allows images to be reformatted and disseminated effortlessly, and the exponential acceleration of cultural exchange enabled by globalization, artists and architects are emphasizing networks as never before. Some of the most interesting contemporary work in both fields is now based on visualizing patterns of dissemination after objects and structures are produced, and after they enter into, and even establish, diverse networks. Behaving like human search engines, artists and architects sort, capture, and reformat existing content. Works of art crystallize out of populations of images, and buildings emerge out of the dynamics of the circulation patterns they will house.

Examining the work of architectural firms such as OMA, Reiser + Umemoto, and Foreign Office, as well as the art of Matthew Barney, Ai Weiwei, Sherrie Levine, and many others, After Art provides a compelling and original theory of art and architecture in the age of global networks.

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When Antonio Gaudi finished the Casa Mila in 1910, local residents were said to be "unsettled" by its unconventional design. Contemporary critics found that words did not exist in their vocabulary to express the new architectural style. In this offering in the "POINT: Essays on Architecture" series, edited by Sarah Whiting, Joselit (Yale) implies that a similar crisis exists in modern critical theory. Thanks to technological advances in graphic design, communication, and engineering, the creative arts are undergoing a metamorphosis. Architecture has shifted from function-driven edifices to untethered expressions of status and movement. Art is no longer bound by its provenance; a shift has occurred from the object in situ to the image in changing contexts, through reiteration and replication. This new dynamic leaves many without a matrix into which they can arrange these new ideas. Joselit offers solutions to understanding the new dynamic and attempts to codify the changing landscape. His book is insightful and offers countless examples of the cultural and political forces influencing the creative arts. For advanced readers of art theory, it is well-referenced and clearly written. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Collections on studio art, art theory, and architecture; upper-division undergraduates and above. L. R. Hudgins independent scholar

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David Joselit holds a Ph.D. in art history & is a frequent contributor to art publications.

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