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Systems, edited by Edward A. Shanken

Label
Systems
Title
Systems
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edward A. Shanken
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Editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the late 1950s experiments such as the cybernetic sculptures of Nicolas Schoffer or the programmatic music compositions of John Cage and Iannis Xenakis transposed systems theory from the sciences to the arts. By the 1960s, artists as diverse as Roy Ascott, Hans Haacke, Sonia Sheridan and Stephen Willats were breaking with accepted aesthetics to embrace open systems that emphasize organism over mechanism, dynamic processes of interaction among elements, and the observer's role as an inextricable part of the system. Jack Burnham's 1968 Artforum essay 'Systems Aesthetics' and 1970 'Software' exhibition marked the high point of systems-based art until its resurgence in the changed conditions of the 21st century. This anthology traces this radical shift in aesthetics from its roots in mid 20th-century general systems theory, cybernetics and artificial intelligence to cutting-edge science in the present
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Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 700.108
  • A 701.6 SYSTEMS
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shanken, Edward A.
  • Whitechapel Art Gallery
Series statement
Documents of contemporary art
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Art
Label
Systems, edited by Edward A. Shanken
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023892419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780854882342
Lccn
2014039754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Systems, edited by Edward A. Shanken
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023892419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780854882342
Lccn
2014039754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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