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Media theorist Laura U. Marks is able to elaborate connections between such disparate art forms as ancient Islamic calligraphy and computer-generated vectors, Persian carpets and neobaroque films, and the pixillated digitality of modern technology and fana ', the self-eclipsing ecstasy of Islamic mysticism. Although certainly distinct from one another, these examples bear traces of a common origin that manifests itself to discerning viewers. This book contributes to a growing field of scholarship on neobaroque elements in both classical Islamic and contemporary computer-generated art and media, which includes recent works by Timothy Murray, Angela Ndalianis, Most users should sign in with their email address.
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Enfoldment and Infinity
In both classical Islamic art and contemporary new media art, one point can unfold to reveal an entire universe. A fourteenth-century dome decorated with geometric complexity and a new media work that shapes a dome from programmed beams of light: both can inspire feelings of immersion and transcendence. In Enfoldment and Infinity, Laura Marks traces the strong similarities. In Enfoldment and Infinity, Laura Marks traces the strong similarities, visual and philosophical, between these two kinds of art. Her argument is more than metaphorical; she shows that the "Islamic" quality of modern and new media art is a latent, deeply enfolded, historical inheritance from Islamic art and thought.
Enfoldment and Infinity : An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art
From Leonardo. Tracing the connections—both visual and philosophical—between new media art and classical Islamic art. In both classical Islamic art and contemporary new media art, one point can unfold to reveal an entire universe. A fourteenth-century dome decorated with geometric complexity and a new media work that shapes a dome from programmed beams of light: both can inspire feelings of immersion and transcendence.
Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (Leonardo Book Series)