Description - 3D by Britt Salvesen

This book traces the rise of the 3D spectacle, from 19th-century stereoscopy to contemporary 3D filmmaking and artworks. This book follows the advancement of 3D photography over the decades, showing how the practice has evolved and, ironically, returned to its most basic form of expression. Pursuing a career-long obsession, author Britt Salvesen explores the origins and impact of the stereoscope, featuring historic images by Jules Duboscq, Oskar Fischinger, Salvador Dali, and others. She traces the invention to the dawn of film, and then to its post-World War II iterations, such as the ViewMaster, lenticular printing, and holography. Readers learn how 3D photography became incorporated into the work of such artists as John Baldessari, Dan Graham, and Andy Warhol. Encompassing more than 100 years of innovation and experimentation, and covering a wide range of genres, artists, and forms - from sophisticated perceptual experimentation to popular cinema - this volume shows how the mystery of 3D images remain appealing to 21st-century artists and audiences. Each book includes a 3D-viewing apparatus, to enhance readers' appreciation of the possibilities in this multi-dimensional form of artistic expression. AUTHOR: Britt Salvesen is Curator and Head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department and the Prints and Drawings Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. SELLING POINTS: 3D Art: fun and appealing to a general audience, in addition to those interested in art. Contemporary art: The book examines the rise of the 3D spectacle from the 19th century to the present, and will pay particular attention to contemporary artists' work in 3D. Comprehensive survey: This is the first comprehensive overview of its kind to focus on not only 3D art, but also the historical and contemporary artists who contribute to the movement. Viewing device: The book includes a stereoscopic viewing device. Artists: Among the artists included in the book are Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Georges Melies, Charlie Chaplin, Melody and Norman MacClaren (of Disney), Dan Graham, Alfons Schilling, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, Mariko Mori, William Kentridge, Ken Jacobs, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruffe, Wim Wenders, and Jean-Luc Godard. Illustrations: The book is heavily illustrated and features 190 colour illustrations.

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