Adjusted Margin

Adjusted Margin Author Kate Eichhorn
ISBN-10 9780262033961
Release 2016-02-19
Pages 216
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How xerography became a creative medium and political tool, arming artists and activists on the margins with an accessible means of making their messages public.



Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Machine Art in the Twentieth Century Author Andreas Broeckmann
ISBN-10 9780262035064
Release 2016-12-23
Pages 392
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An investigation of artists' engagement with technical systems, tracing art historical lineages that connect works of different periods.



Art and Revolution

Art and Revolution Author Gerald Raunig
ISBN-10 1584350466
Release 2007
Pages 319
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A philosopher and art theorist extends the poststructuralist theory of revolution to the nexus of art and activism.



Art of the Twentieth Century

Art of the Twentieth Century Author Jason Gaiger
ISBN-10 0300101449
Release 2003
Pages 346
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This reader, a companion to The Open University’s four-volume Art of the Twentieth Century series, offers a variety of writings by art historians and art theorists. The writings were originally published as freestanding essays or chapters in books, and they reflect the diversity of art historical interpretations and theoretical approaches to twentieth-century art. Accessible to the general reader, this book may be read independently or to supplement the materials explored in the four course texts. The volume includes a general introduction as well as a brief introduction to each piece, outlining its origin and relevance.



When the Machine Made Art

When the Machine Made Art Author Grant D. Taylor
ISBN-10 9781623562724
Release 2014-04-10
Pages 352
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Considering how culturally indispensable digital technology is today, it is ironic that computer-generated art was attacked when it burst onto the scene in the early 1960s. In fact, no other twentieth-century art form has elicited such a negative and hostile response. When the Machine Made Art examines the cultural and critical response to computer art, or what we refer to today as digital art. Tracing the heated debates between art and science, the societal anxiety over nascent computer technology, and the myths and philosophies surrounding digital computation, Taylor is able to identify the destabilizing forces that shape and eventually fragment the computer art movement.



Inside the Machine Art and Invention in the Electronic Age

Inside the Machine  Art and Invention in the Electronic Age Author Megan Prelinger
ISBN-10 9780393248371
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 288
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A visual history of the electronic age captures the collision of technology and art—and our collective visions of the future. A hidden history of the twentieth century’s brilliant innovations—as seen through art and images of electronics that fed the dreams of millions. A rich historical account of electronic technology in the twentieth century, Inside the Machine journeys from the very origins of electronics, vacuum tubes, through the invention of cathode-ray tubes and transistors to the bold frontier of digital computing in the 1960s. But, as cultural historian Megan Prelinger explores here, the history of electronics in the twentieth century is not only a history of scientific discoveries carried out in laboratories across America. It is also a story shaped by a generation of artists, designers, and creative thinkers who gave imaginative form to the most elusive matter of all: electrons and their revolutionary powers. As inventors learned to channel the flow of electrons, starting revolutions in automation, bionics, and cybernetics, generations of commercial artists moved through the traditions of Futurism, Bauhaus, modernism, and conceptual art, finding ways to link art and technology as never before. A visual tour of this dynamic era, Inside the Machine traces advances and practical revolutions in automation, bionics, computer language, and even cybernetics. Nestled alongside are surprising glimpses into the inner workings of corporations that shaped the modern world: AT&T, General Electric, Lockheed Martin. While electronics may have indelibly changed our age, Inside the Machine reveals a little-known explosion of creativity in the history of electronics and the minds behind it.



Machine Art and Other Writings

Machine Art and Other Writings Author Ezra Pound
ISBN-10 0822317656
Release 1996
Pages 174
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Machine Art and Other Writings presents previously unpublished and rare writings by one of the literary giants of the modernist period, Ezra Pound. Written from the late 1920s to the early part of the 1940s, these essays, selected by Maria Luisa Ardizzone and including "Machine Art," "How To Write," "European Paideuma," and "Pragmatic Aesthetics," are typically Poundian in style--irascible, eccentric, and by turns both engaging and cryptic. Importantly, these essays from Pound's Italian years shed light both on the sections of the Cantos written in the late 1940s and on the underpinnings of his well-known anti-Semitism. The essays in this volume address Pound's diverse aesthetic concerns, including his Vorticism and his criticism of Western metaphysics, his advancement of the machine as a new criterion for beauty, his encounter with the German Bauhaus movement, and his search for a type of writing ruled by mathematical rather than grammatical laws. Machine Art and Other Writings documents the wide proportions of Pound's polemic against the abstractions of modernism and reveals the extent to which he was at odds with the metaphysical assumptions of his time. The volume, edited by Ardizzone, is the result of years of systematic and intensive study of Pound's manuscripts, including glosses from the texts of his personal library. Proposing an unconventional approach to Pound studies that focuses on marginality and intertextuality, she subverts the canonical hierarchy of Pound's works by revealing the power of texts considered marginalia. General readers, students and scholars in the fields of European and American modernism, aesthetics, the history of technology, and art history, as well as Pound specialists and the many poets and writers influenced by Pound, will greet the publication of Machine Art and Other Writings with interest and anticipation.



Interrogation Machine

Interrogation Machine Author Alexei Monroe
ISBN-10 0262633159
Release 2005
Pages 313
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The first English-language study of NSK—one of the contemporary art world'smost radical forces—with particular focus on the performances and productions of NSK'smusical and conceptual division, Laibach.



Art of the 20th Century

Art of the 20th Century Author Karl Ruhrberg
ISBN-10 3822859079
Release 2000
Pages 840
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Volume 1, of 2 volume set.



Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine Author Karen Lucic
ISBN-10 0674111117
Release 1991
Pages 167
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Charles Sheeler (1886-1965) was one of the most noted American painters and photographers to embrace the iconography of the machine. But was he high priest or heretic in the religion of mass production and technology that dominated his era? Karen Lucic considers this intriguing question while telling us Sheeler's story, and showing us how Sheeler produced images of extraordinary aesthetic power that provocatively confirmed America's technological and industrial prestige in vivid detail.



Classic Essays on Twentieth century Music

Classic Essays on Twentieth century Music Author Richard Kostelanetz
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105011410144
Release 1996-01
Pages 404
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Thirty-five essays explore major topics in modern music, including Machine Art, Electronic Art and the Aesthetics of Technology; Perspectives on Composers and Modern Society; Sound Space, and Meaning; Twelve-Tone and Serial Composition; Music Among the Arts; and Jazz and Popular Music. Includes contributions from Ives, Gershwin, Varise, Schoenberg, Babbitt, James Joyce, Amiri Baraka, and more.



Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century

Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century Author Hans-Joachim Braun
ISBN-10 0801868858
Release 2000
Pages 256
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"An eclectic exploration of the relationship between electronics and music" -- Electronic Musician



Rise of the Machines A Cybernetic History

Rise of the Machines  A Cybernetic History Author Thomas Rid
ISBN-10 9780393286014
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 432
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A sweeping history of our deep entanglement with technology. As lives offline and online merge even more, it’s easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines reclaims the spectacular story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine. In a history that unpacks one of the twentieth century’s pivotal ideas, Thomas Rid delivers a thought-provoking portrait of our technology-enraptured era. Springing from the febrile mind of mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of seductive myths about the future of machines. This vision would radically transform the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. From the Cold War’s monumental SAGE bomber defense system to enhanced humans, Wiener’s scheme turned computers from machines of assured destruction into engines of brilliant utopias. Cybernetics triggered blissful cults, the Whole Earth Catalog, and feminist manifestos, just as it fueled martial gizmos and the air force’s foray into virtual space. As Rid shows, cybernetics proved a powerful tool for two competing factions—those who sought to make a better world and those who sought to control the one at hand. In the Bay Area, techno-libertarians embraced networked machines as the portal to a new electronic frontier: a peaceful, open space of freedom. In Washington, DC, cyberspace provided the perfect theater for dominance and war. Meanwhile the future arrived secretly in 1996, with Moonlight Maze, dawn of a new age of digital state-on-state espionage. That “first cyberwar,” as Rid reveals in a blow-by-blow account, went on for years—and indeed has never stopped. In our long-promised cybernetic future, the line between utopia and dystopia continues to be disturbingly thin. Drawing on new sources and interviews with hippies, anarchists, sleuths, and spies, Rise of the Machines offers an unparalleled perspective into our anxious embrace of technology and today’s clash of digital privacy and security.



The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Author Robert J. Gordon
ISBN-10 9781400873302
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 784
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In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.



Labor and Monopoly Capital

Labor and Monopoly Capital Author Harry Braverman
ISBN-10 9781583673744
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 465
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This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print. Written in a direct, inviting way by Harry Braverman, whose years as an industrial worker gave him rich personal insight into work, Labor and Monopoly Capital overturned the reigning ideologies of academic sociology. This new edition features an introduction by John Bellamy Foster that sets the work in historical and theoretical context, as well as two rare articles by Braverman, "The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century" (1975) and "Two Comments" (1976), that add much to our understanding of the book.



Imagining Outer Space

Imagining Outer Space Author A. Geppert
ISBN-10 9780230361362
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 393
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Imagining Outer Space makes a captivating advance into the cultural history of outer space and extraterrestrial life in the twentieth-century imagination. Bringing together seventeen state-of-the-art essays, the volume explores the complexities of West-European astroculture and breaks new ground in the historicization of the Space Age.



A century in crisis

A century in crisis Author Julia Frances Andrews
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043760464
Release 1998
Pages 329
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Between 1850 and today, China has undergone an unprecedented series of shocks and transformations. This dramatic period -- which has seen urban industrialization, conquest by foreign powers, civil wars, changing governments, and, more recently, a gradual opening to the international community -- has also marked an explosion of artistic experimentation and innovation. Spanning 150 spectacular years of artistic production, A Century in Crisis -- which accompanied a landmark exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo in early 1998 -- offers the first systematic exploration of modern and contemporary Chinese art. Essays by leading scholars show the ways in which Chinese artists have grappled with modernity, tradition, self-definition, and the adoption and rejection of Western conventions. Sumptuous colorplates showcase a dazzling array of achievements -- including Shanghai School paintings, modern calligraphy, commercial art, 1920s and '30s woodblock prints, modern guohua (traditional ink and color paintings), socialist realist paintings, and other contemporary works.