The Future of Art in a Digital Age
From Hellenistic to Hebraic Consciousness
By (author) Mel Alexenberg
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Future of Art in a Digital Age by Mel Alexenberg
Book DescriptionThis book develops the thesis that the transition from premodernism to postmodernism in art of the digital age represents a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture. Semiotic and morphological analysis of art and visual culture demonstrate the contemporary confluence between the deep structure of Hebraic consciousness and new directions in art that arise along the interface between scientific inquiry, digital technologies, and multicultural expressions. Complementing these two analytic methodologies, alternative methodologies of kabbalah and halakhah provide postmodern methods for extending into digital age art forms. Exemplary artworks are described in the text and illustrated with photographs.This book combines developments in digital art and postmodern critical perspectives with the ancient, spiritual concerns of the arts. It focuses on Classical Jewish and Greek tradition and the history of art. It is concerned with where art is headed in the new media age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841502069
(230mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Intellect Books
Publisher: Intellect Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mel Alexenberg
Future of Art in a Postdigital Age, Hardback (August 2011)
Offers a vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of Western culture.
Educating Artists for the Future, Hardback (April 2008)» View all books by Mel Alexenberg
Charts the dissolving boundaries between science, technology, culture and art, investigating and redefining art and higher art education. This book provides a polycultural look at higher education in art and design. It also provides exemplary models for education in various fields of human endeavour.
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Author Biography - Mel Alexenberg
Mel Alexenberg is Professor of Art and Jewish Thought at Emunah College in Jerusalem, and formerly on the faculties of Bar-Ilan University and Ariel University Center.
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