Title: International Pop
Publisher: Walker Art Center
Book Condition: New
Chronicles the emergence and migration of Pop art from an international perspective, focusing on the period from the 1950s through the early 1970s. This book features in-depth essays by a range of scholars examining developments in Britain, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Hungary as well as Western Europe and the US. Num Pages: 398 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: ACXJ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 311 x 241 x 42. Weight in Grams: 2300. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781935963080
Synopsis: This dynamic new volume is the first major survey to chronicle the emergence and migration of Pop art from an international perspective, focusing on the period from the 1950s through the early 1970s. Including original texts from a diverse roster of contributors, this catalogue provides important new scholarship on the period, examining production by artists across the globe who were simultaneously confronting radical cultural and political developments that would lay the foundation for the emergence of an art form embracing figuration, media strategies and mechanical processes with a new spirit of urgency and/or exuberance. International Pop amplifies the scope and tenor of what we understand to be "Pop," exposing the tremendous variety and complexity of this pivotal period and subject matter, and revealing how artists alternatively celebrated, cannibalized, rejected or assimilated some of the presumed qualities of Pop advanced in the US and Britain. Anchored by an expansive 48-page visual chronology, the book features in-depth essays by a range of scholars examining developments in Britain, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Hungary as well as Western Europe and the US. The volume includes some 320 illustrations, including full-color plates of each work in the exhibition, which integrates many classics of Pop art with numerous rarely seen works.
Among the artists included are Evelyne Axel, Peter Blake, Raymundo Colares, Antonio Dias, Rosalyn Drexler, Erró, León Ferrari, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Tanaami Keiichi, Yves Klein, Jirí Kolár, Yayoi Kusama, Nelson Leirner, Anna Maria Maiolino, Antonio Manuel, Marisol, Marta Minujín, Claes Oldenburg, Wanda Pimentel, Michaelangelo Pistoletto, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella, Ed Ruscha, Niki de Saint Phalle, Shinjiro Okamoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Wayne Thiebaud, Jean Tinguely, Shinohara Ushio and Andy Warhol.
Not only will International Pop remain a scholarly reference for future exhibitions and research, but the range of page colors and textures, to the variety of layouts and organizational methods used throughout the catalogue, succeed in capturing the feel of Pop in every spread, succinctly bringing together a large number of artists, artworks, and several countries to tell a multi-faceted and open-ended narrative of Pop Art across the world. (Megan N. Liberty The Brooklyn Rail)
For every classic, textbook item - a Jasper Johns flag painting, a Warhol Brillo box - there are dozens you've never laid eyes on. Collectively, they distill an era's distinctive mix of earned paranoia and skeptical utopianism. (Holland Cotter The New York Times)
?International Pop"... crystallizes precisely what is at stake in the organization of international or global exhibitions. (David Joselit Artforum)
Required viewing for anyone interested in Pop art and culture, or who remembers the 1960s, from the Vietnam war and the Moon landing to Sgt. Pepper?s, and hopes to understand how complex, layered, and global Pop was. (Mason Riddle Hyperallergic)
"smart and subtle" (Richard B. Woodward The Wall Street Journal)
A mix of illustrations, visual chronologies, and original essays from leading scholars provides insight on how to understand and appreciate "Pop" as we know it. (Devon Ivie Interview)
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