Digital Visions “Computers and Art”

80s digital portrait

3d Retro Vector Building

Images are taken from the book “Digital Visions” by Cynthia Goodman (Artists Unknown).

I came across this book in Manchester Central Library, published in 1987 it’s an anthology of Computer Art from the time when 16 bit Amiga’s, and Atari’s had just started to replace C64’s and ZX Spectrum as home computers. As you can imagine the book contains plenty of duff art including bad 3d models of mannequins, mirrored balls etc and of course the obligatory Mandelbrot Fractal Set. Much more interesting however was some of the earlier 60’s/70’s Computer and Plotter experimentation examples of which are above.

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