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Pop Art (Hardcover) (Tilman Osterwold)

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Soup cans and Whaam!
The ultimate introduction to Pop Art
"Everything is beautiful," raved Andy Warhol, in raptures about the glamour of modern life, consumer society, and the world of the media and its stars.His proclamation can be considered the maxim of Pop Art, which does not so much describe a style, as an artistic phenomenon in which the sense of being in a particular era found its concrete expression. Emphasizing the banal, kitschy, and mass-produced, pop pioneers elevated popular and mass-market imagery to artistic status with an ironic self-awareness. From the labelling of a soap box to comic strip style characters, their works revelled in ideas of image and representation, marketing and modernity.In this concise introduction, Tilman Osterwold explores the styles, sources, and the stars of Pop Art, including the influential work of Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Richard Hamilton.
Number of Pages: 239.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / Contemporary (1945-), History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Tilman Osterwold
Language: English
Street Date: December 23, 2015
TCIN: 50098501
UPC: 9783836520096
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-2685

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