BOOK: Live Visuals History, Theory, Practice
Edited By Steve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman, Atau Tanaka
Copyright Year 2023
Available to order July 2022
July 29, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
576 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations
This volume surveys the key histories, theories and practice of artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, architects, and technologists that have worked and continue to work with visual material in real-time.
Covering a wide historical period from Pythagoras’ mathematics of music and colour in ancient Greece, to Castel’s ocular harpsichord in the 18th Century, to the visual music of the mid-20th Century, to the liquid light shows of the 1960s, and finally to the virtual reality and projection mapping of present moment, Live Visuals is both an over-arching history of real-time visuals and audio-visual art, and also a crucial source for understanding the various theories about audio-visual synchronization. With the inclusion of an overview of various forms of contemporary practice in Live Visuals culture – from VJing, immersive environments, architecture to design – Live Visuals also presents the key ideas of practitioners who work with the visual in a live context.
This book will appeal a wide range of scholars, students, artists, designers, and enthusiasts. It will particularly interest VJs, DJs, electronic musicians, filmmakers, interaction designers, and technologists.
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