Choose a category to browse ...

academic
activism
adult trade
american
animals
architects
architecture
art
biography
book design
building types
buildings
campus guides
childrens
classiciam
craft
criticism
design
digital design
ecology
furniture
games
gardens
graphic design
green
guidebook
historic
houses
how-to
illustration
industrial design
installation art
interior design
journals
landmarks
landscape architecture
landscapes
maps
materials
modernism
monograph
monuments
nature
note cards
paper goods
parks
photography
regionalism
religious
science
theory
tote bags
typography
typology
urbanism
utopias
visual culture
woodworking
in-stock today

×


Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture

Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, Jeroen Barendse

$24.95

     7 × 8.5 in (17.8 × 21.6 cm)
Paperback
176 pages
120 color illustrations, 80 b/w illustrations
Publication date: 10/18/2010
Rights: World
ISBN: 9781568989372


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 Architecture is a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the arts. Organized into themes linked to aspects of code--repetition, transformation, parameters, visualization, and simulation--each of the book's sections contains an essay, code samples, and numerous illustrations. An accompanying website (www.formandcode.com) features code samples in various programming languages for the examples in the book. An ideal introductory text for digital design and media arts courses, this unique primer will also appeal to students and professionals looking for a survey of this exciting new area of artistic production.


Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA. He is the co-creator of Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists.

Chandler McWilliams is a media artist and lecturer in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA.

LUST is a graphic/interactive design studio based in The Hague, the Netherlands.


Reader Comments

hA25


Related Titles