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Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture

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The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists whose primary medium is software. Algorithmic processes, harnessed through the medium of computer code, allow artists to generate increasingly complex visual forms that they otherwise might not have been able to imagine, let alone delineate. The newest volume in our Design Brief series Form+Code in Design, Art, and A ...more
Paperback, 1st, 176 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by Princeton Architectural Press (first published August 15th 2010)
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This book is an excellent introduction to anyone interested in new media and how coding is developing as a medium of artistic expression in our culture. This book is graphically immersive; if you're anything like me, you will spend as much time reading the graphics as you will the accompanying text. This book will introduce you to the ideas, purpose, and relevance of each piece, and serves as a sort of cliff notes of this particular mode of expression. They mention some of the programs and langu ...more
Seems to be getting poo-pooed in some reviews - ranging from coffee table book with pretty pictures to geekfest. I liked the very simple, but accurate breakdown of what computing does for generative art: repeat, transform, parameterize, visualize, simulate. Takes you out of photoshop, facile, simplistic visualizations, and ties the basics back to some interpretive ideas.
Vlad Anghel
Graphically immersive, this is only an introduction to various new media tools and techniques. I recommend looking for smth else if you want a deeper understanding of these tools.
A valuable compendium of design, art, and code ideas that blend and blur the edges between art and technology.
The aesthetic values are constantly changing. The age of the industrial revolution brought modern aesthetic values such as: Romanticism, all artistic fields. Now it is the age of code. We understand anything in the way of coding. Even our body can be decoded in DNA. There are codes behind forms. The book is written in the context of not only "coding" but also the art history. Even if you are not familiar with any technological aesthetics or hate computers, it is still worth re ...more
Really enjoyed this book. The book does not require any knowledge of programming and at the same time it provides a survey of the fundamentals of code and how it relates to digital art.
The examples of art work shown in the book are just as interesting as the writing. This is the type of book that leads me to many more books to follow up with.
mm, nothing much to say. pretty images, everything makes you drool, wishing you were some super hyper-cool design-FREAK. but reality set its. thought it would be a bit less of a superficial look into the formulation.generation of through computers and code, but i guess it's more a coffee table book than a academic one.
Nitant Hirlekar
THis is Good Start Up Material For the people who want to get an Idea about use of Code in Creative manner....just blows your Mind with the possibilities of the CODE ........
John Hajdar
good source of cody artists and what they do.
not much on the how.
Good overview of different approaches to digital media.
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