A Critical History Of Media Art In The Netherlands

S. Huisman ; M. Van Mechelen Eds.

Publisher Jap Sam Books

ISBN 9789492852144

Idea Code 19661

Edited by Sanneke Huisman and Marga van Mechelen, this volume offers an in-depth, multi-perspectival exploration of Dutch media art since 1985. Early access to the Internet, state subsidies, and dedicated institutions and festivals nurtured a vivid countercultural environment and cosmopolitan artistic and intellectual scene in the Netherlands. Four introductory chapters and eighteen contributions from various specialists give an overview of over three decades of media art, covering diverse technologies and applications while also raising questions about the relationship of media art to other forms of contemporary art, as well as to entertainment, mass media, and technological sciences.

368 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English