Digital Image Systems

Photography and New Technologies at the Düsseldorf School

Claus Gunti

Transcript-Verlag

Digital Image Systems

Pub Date: December 2019

ISBN: 9783837639025

390 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $50.00

Digital Image Systems

Photography and New Technologies at the Düsseldorf School

Claus Gunti

Transcript-Verlag

How have digital technologies affected the truth claims of photography? What has been the artistic response to the technological and societal transformations the digital revolution has brought about? Claus Gunti explores the widespread implications of the digital in the work of renowned photographers of the Düsseldorf School, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, and Jörg Sasse, stretching from ties to conceptual art to the development of a globalized visual culture. The study provides a model for understanding the digital revolution in photography and shows that it ought to be understood beyond a strictly technological perspective.

About the Author

Claus Gunti teaches history of contemporary art at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). His research primarily focuses on digital imagery.