Pop Art

Pop Art

A Colourful History

Book - 2015
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"Pop Art was arguably the most important art movement of the twentieth century. By shifting attention from the exalted to the everyday, it brought Modernism to the masses, and made art sexy, glamorous and fun by focusing on Coke cans, film stars and comics. And today, in our age of selfies and social networking, its influence is visible all around us. Drawing upon brand-new interviews with the most important living Pop Artists, widely acclaimed art historian Alastair Sooke not only explores the great works by Warhol, Lichtenstein and their familiar contemporaries, he also reveals the artists who were crucial at the time yet are now often forgotten, including Marisol Escobar, who once attracted more publicity even than Warhol, and Rosalyn Drexler, a former professional wrestler. Full of fascinating details about the artists' lives, and recreating the world they inhabited, this succinct yet all-encompassing new history will make you see the world of the Pop Artists - our everyday world - with fresh eyes."
Publisher: [London] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, ©2015
ISBN: 9780241973066
Branch Call Number: 709.04071 SOO 2015
Characteristics: 212 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 19 cm


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Jan 31, 2017

A clearly and enthusiastically written little book focused around four artists, with a special focus on British artists. Its main shortcoming is a major one: few pictures in the book, although many are mentioned. Gives special consideration to women artists, and also mentions some German ones.
I should think that publishers would have figured out by now that art history is ideally suited to the ebook format for gizmos (larger tablet computers).

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