Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture
Artist(s): Eduardo Paolozzi
Author(s): Simon Martin
Year published: July 2013
Publisher: Pallant House Gallery
Publisher Location: Chichester
Total Pages: 128
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout
Published to accompany the major exhibition of Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture at Pallant House Gallery, this book (the first major show on Paolozzi for nearly forty years) reproduces over a hundred key artworks alongside a range of fascinating contextual material. It positions Paolozzi as a major figure in the history of twentiethcentury art, and considers his relationship to Surrealism and European Modernists such as Giacometti and Dubuffet alongside his contributions to the Independent Group and the development of British Pop Art. From his iconic images cut from the pages of American magazines, to his robotic sculptures expressing man’s relationship with technology, the book explores the central importance of collage as both a working process and an approach to bringing together disparate sources of inspiration.
The book also considers Paolozzi’s role as a designer of textiles for Hammer Prints Ltd. and Horrockses, his ceramics for companies such as Wedgwood Ltd., and his later public monuments. Written by Simon Martin, Head of Collections and Exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery, it also includes texts by Eduardo Paolozzi and Professor Sir Colin St John Wilson RA.