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Medium Cool Andrew McNamara

Medium Cool

Andrew McNamara

Published July 10th 2002
ISBN : 9780822365426
Paperback
296 pages
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The fact that the mass media constitute such a ubiquitous presence in contemporary life often leads to the assumption that medium or media emerged as a specific issue only with the advent of mass media. The question of medium is today almost totallyMoreThe fact that the mass media constitute such a ubiquitous presence in contemporary life often leads to the assumption that medium or media emerged as a specific issue only with the advent of mass media. The question of medium is today almost totally subsumed within discussions of the mass media. In this context, it is always regarded as plural. Yet the issue of the medium became a central concern of modernist art almost a century and a half ago. This collection of essays seeks to reopen this long history of exploration and engagement and to scrutinize the role of the medium in areas as diverse as modernist, contemporary, and avant-garde art, photography, cinema, and architecture, as well as in the more familiar guises of electronic media including television and computer games.Contributors. Keith Broadfoot, Rex Butler, Patrick Crogan, Wolfgang Ernst, Gary Hall, Rosemary Hawker, Peter Krapp, Catherine Liu, John MacArthur, Andrew McNamara, Toni Ross, Lisa Trahair, Georg Stanitzek, Georg Christoph Tholen, Lisa Trahair, Samuel Weber, Simon Morgan Wortham