Art of Video Games - Hardcover


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“If Pac-Man had affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in dark rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.” - Marcus Brigstocke

  • The Art of Video Games is the companion book to the exhibition of the same title conceived by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and curator Chris Melissinos. 
  • This book offers a revealing look into the history of the game industry, from the early days of Pac-Man and Space Invaders to the vastly more complicated contemporary epics such as BioShock and Uncharted.
  • Melissinos examines eighty games, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their development and innovation, and commentary on the relevance of each in the history of video games.
  • Over 100 composite images, created by Patrick O'Rourke, and drawn directly from the games themselves, illustrate the evolution of video games as an artistic medium, both technologically and creatively.

Pages: 216

Published: March 2012

Size (cm): 28 x 28 x 2

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