Publication Date: January 2010
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Published originally in German, Paik Video is the first English language edition of this full treatment of the Father of Video Art, Nam June Paik. Richly illustrated with photographs and descriptions of his works, it includes a definitive discussion of the artist's claim to be the first Video Artist.A must-read for all persons interested in Video Art, this book will also be essential to all serious art collections and is an ideal introduction to the field.Paik was the first artist to use the TV tube as a medium for making art. Since the last 50's, the ingenius and outrageously inventive, Korean-born, American artist has subjected the video medium to a continuous series of transformations, whether producing interacting webs of electron light by exposing the TV tube to magnetic fields or creating installations involving arrays of dozens of TV screens. His videotapes, installations, oblects, drawings and prints are remarkable for the provocative and entertaining way they shed light both on the institution of television and contemporary communication.