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This review is from: Generative Art (Paperback)
This is an excellent book about making art with code: how you might do it and why you might do it. Unlike other books on this subject, it is written in a direct, committed and humorous style that keeps you reading. The author provides an easy to follow intro to Processing but keeps the emphasis on equipping the reader with the know-how to start exploring for themselves and thinking independently. Pearson writes:
"There is no right or wrong way to be a generative artist. There are no rules or recipes. Generative art is about the organic, the emergent, the beautiful, the imprecise, and the unexpected. It's about exploring these within a world of logic and precise mechanics."
The book itself is a celebration of this approach to Generative Art and packed with beautiful images of the author's work, as well as visuals from some of the most interesting artist / coders about - Robert Hodgin, Marius Watz & Jared Tarbell to name a few. Definitely one of the most readable, inspiring and helpful books on creative code I've encountered.