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The Resource The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels, Sean Cubitt

The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels, Sean Cubitt

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The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels
Title
The practice of light
Title remainder
a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels
Statement of responsibility
Sean Cubitt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Light is the condition of all vision, and the visual media are our most important explorations of this condition. The history of visual technologies reveals a centuries-long project aimed at controlling light. In this book, Sean Cubitt traces a genealogy of the dominant visual media of the twenty-first century<U+0127> �digital video, film, and photography<U+0127> �through a history of materials and practices that begins with the inventions of intaglio printing and oil painting. Attending to the specificities of inks and pigments, cathode ray tubes, color film, lenses, screens, and chips, Cubitt argues that we have moved from a hierarchical visual culture focused on semantic values to a more democratic but value-free numerical commodity. Cubitt begins with the invisibility of black, then builds from line to surface to volume and space. He describes Rembrandt's attempts to achieve pure black by tricking the viewer and the rise of geometry as a governing principle in visual technology, seen in Dürer, Hogarth, and Disney, among others. He finds the origins of central features of digital imaging in nineteenth-century printmaking; examines the clash between the physics and psychology of color; explores the representation of space in shadows, layers, and projection; discusses modes of temporal order in still photography, cinema, television, and digital video; and considers the implications of a political aesthetics of visual technology.--
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1953-
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Cubitt, Sean
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Leonardo
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  • Art and technology
  • Visual perception
Label
The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels, Sean Cubitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Layers
  • Projection
  • Time
  • Reflection
  • Introduction
  • [black]
  • Line
  • Surface.
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Space.
  • Shadows
Control code
FIEb17618654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262027656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)868000261
Label
The practice of light : a genealogy of visual technologies from prints to pixels, Sean Cubitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Layers
  • Projection
  • Time
  • Reflection
  • Introduction
  • [black]
  • Line
  • Surface.
  • Texture
  • Color
  • Space.
  • Shadows
Control code
FIEb17618654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262027656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)868000261

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