Lillian Schwartz is a pioneer in computer graphics and computer art. Her work is represented in major art collections and museums around the world, and has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Georges Pompidou, Centre Beauborg, and Grand Palais museums in Paris. A frequent lecturer at universities throughout North America, she has been visiting or adjunct professor at Kean College, the University of Maryland, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University and the School of Visual Arts. For many years she has been a consultant in computer graphics at ATT&T's Bell Labs. In her book The Computer Artist's Handbook she presents the problem construct: Who is really portrayed in Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa"?
This book is considered Drawing On the Right Side of the Brain for the computer age, which shows the non artist how a computer can unleash creativity, and the artist how to use it to make new kinds of art. This eye-opening book covers concepts, techniques and applications across a whole range of artistic media and disciplines, from drawing and painting through graphics, animation, and video to computer-controlled art and computerized analysis of the art of the past. With helpful analogies to traditional art forms and a rich array of up-to-the-minute advice and examples; it offers a conceptual and hands-on approach that can be used with any computer from the home PC with simple paint and draw programs to an elaborate graphic workstation. Published by W.W.Norton, 1992 New York, London
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"Lillian Schwartz's book is invaluable both to the novice, who will learn about important skills, gain valuable information and be warned of dangers to avoid, and to the professional who will delight in anecdotes of an artist whose personal development unfolds together with the field itself."-- from the Introduction by Tim Binkley, director of computer education, School of Visual Arts.
The text for this page includes direct wording from the jacket of the book The Computer Artist's Handbook by Lillian F. Schwartz and Laurens R. Schwartz(W.W. Norton, 1992) and is used with the permission of the publisher.
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