Pop art reduced the role of the individual and challenged the notion of originality by deploying mass production techniques such as screen printing. Like a hall of mirrors, the resulting works came to interrogate both the ideas and desires of contemporary culture, and its state of simulacra, whereby images, substitutes, and representations come to define the experience of “reality.”
In this book, Tilman Osterwold explores the styles, sources, and stars of the Pop Art phenomenon. From Lichtenstein’s comic-book aesthetics to Warhol’s images of Marilyn, it explores how a movement that interrogated the icons of its time came to produce icons of its own.
Softcover. Condition: Very Good +. 1st Thus. 239pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white, art and photographic plates. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, flapped stiff card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. In the 1960s a new generation of artists that included Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Robert Rauscgenberg discovered Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Coca Cola, comics, advertising, food cans, and household appliances as an independent aesthetic reality. The genre has become known as ‘Pop Art’. Contents, (English translation by Iain Galbraith) include: Movement in the 60s, Themes, Mass Media, Pop Art in Britain,-America, European Aspects, Artists, Afterword, Biographies, Biblio. See OUR OWN photograph of the actual book for strict quality control.