Nicolas Schöffer: Space, Light, Time

May 15, 2018|
Nicolas Schöffer: Space, Light, Time by Arnauld Pierre
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Hungarian-born French artist Nicolas Schöffer (1912–1992), though relatively unknown today, was during his lifetime a significant presence in the art world. His 1956 piece CYSP 1 is considered the first cybernetic sculpture, making use of motors, microphones, and photo-electric cells to create a work based on feedback loops and responsiveness to its environment. For Schöffer, cybernetics enabled a crucial artistic exploration of the boundary between the living and the technological. This important reevaluation of Schöffer’s work features sculptures, paintings, and drawings, including unpublished pieces from the artist’s studio and archive, as well as documentation of his interdisciplinary and experimental collaborations with architects, musicians, choreographers, scientists, and industrialists. Particular attention is paid to the innovative work he created between 1945 and 1975, which takes on particular resonance in our current, digitally saturated world.
 
Title:Nicolas Schöffer: Space, Light, TimeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 10.5 X 9.5 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 10.5 X 9.5 X 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300233248

ISBN - 13:9780300233247

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