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Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Andreas Broeckmann


This book deals with the ways in which visual artists have reflected on the cultural meaning of technology, and the particular aesthetic of machines, throughout the twentieth century. It is the first comprehensive treatment of Machine Art and covers the most important historical developments as well as the key concepts of machine aesthetics. The book examines a variety of twentieth- and early twenty-first-century artworks that articulate people’s changing relationship with technical devices and infrastructures. It traces historical lineages that connect art of different periods, looking for co ... More

Keywords: machine aesthetic, algorithm, performance, anthropomorphism, Systems Aesthetics, Computer art, Interactive art, Computer vision, Auto-destructive art, Ecological art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262035064
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035064.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Broeckmann, author
Leuphana University Lüneburg