Art of Video Games - Hardcover


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.

ISBN: 978-1-59962-110-4

Pages: 216

Published: March 2012

Dimensions: 27.9 x 27.9 x 2