Pop Art Book
Author(s): Nadine Kathe Monem (ed)
Year published: 2007
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 192
Illustrations: 211 colour and b&w
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Pop Art Book is a vibrant celebration of the movement, combining visual excitement with accessible academic commentary. The book includes works by major artists such as Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Roy Lichtenstein and Eduardo Paolozzi. In the spirit of Pop Art the book includes stickers, masks and 3-D sculptures that encourage the reader to take a playful and creative attitude towards the art.
Pop Art emerged in England and the United States in the late 1950s and became one of the most important and enduring art movements of the twentieth century. Characterised by a playful approach to themes and techniques drawn from mass culture, such as advertising and comic books, Pop Art subverted accepted notions of artistic practice, closing the gap between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture in the process, and has delighted, captivated and engaged ever since.
Pop Art Book explores Pop Art via themes of popular culture, consumerism and politics. The book gives a profound insight into the historical background behind this kaleidoscopic art-form by relating the movement to the major events of the era such as the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the space race, student politics, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the assassination of JFK.
The book also puts Pop Art in a broader art historical context, exploring its continued relevance (evinced by the recent sale of Banksy’s Warhol parody for £50,000) and the relationship between Pop Art and movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism.
Artists featured: Clive Barker, Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, Pauline Boty, Allan D’Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Richard Hamilton, Jann Haworth, Robert Henderson, Adrian Henri, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Allen Jones, Edward Kienholz, RB Kitaj, Gerald Laing, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Nicholas Munro, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Phillips, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Peter Sedgely, George Segal, Colin Self, Richard Smith, Joe Tilson, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann.