Videokonsten. En introduktion.

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This book is an introduction to the history and theory of video art. It charts the first artistic experiments with the specificity of the video medium, the political documentary video art and video art's incorporation of narrative and pictorial codes from cinema and television.

The book also presents the various theoretizations of the video medium, from Rosalind Krauss's verdict upon video as inherently narcissistic to Fredric Jameson's appointment of it as the dominant medium of postmodernism.

Video art is also related to the broader media history, from 1900th century inventions for sound and image reproduction - photography, the phonograph, film - to the impact of radio and television and our own time's digitalization. The success of video as an artistic medium consists to a great extent in that it has bridged the divide between art and popular culture, particular cinema and television.

The book addresses university students and scholars in the disciplines of Art History, Media Studies and Visual Studies, and others with an interest in contemporary visual culture.
Original languageSwedish
PublisherStudentlitteratur AB
ISBN (Print)91-44-03832-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Art History


  • Video art
  • Visual culture
  • Media art

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