Pop Themes & Movements (Hardcover First Edition 2005) by Mark Francis and Hal Foster


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New Old Stock from Discontinued Book Shop 1 Copy Only. New but due to its age, there will be faint page yellowing and abrasion, Not for fussy buyers. This solid monograph is a FIRST EDITION in Phaidon's expanded "Themes and Movements" series, which examines major art movements of the 20th century. The books in the series will follow the same format, each providing a comprehensive survey, extended captions, documents, and primary texts by critics, historians, and theorists. Other Themes and Movements Titles Available (Photo 2) Review "Modern art and design continues to fillet the movement once known as Pop, so Phaidon's new monograph is a timely look back... Pop has it all, not just the iconic big-name images... Editor Mark Francis [...] has dug a little deeper and drawn together film, photography and even architecture."-Wallpaper* "...What makes the book indispensable is the inclusion of documents in which the artists, critics and theorists speak for themselves."-Martin Coomer, Time Out "If you're looking for last-minute Christmas presents for your art-loving friends, you could do a lot worse than this. Divided into three sections - the survey by Hal Foster, a gazetteer of works and a selection of contemporary documents - this book could replace a whole bookshelf in your art library... It's a formula that should ensure that this book is one of the essential reference works on the Pop-art era."-Mark Rappolt, Modern Painters "The many strengths of this absorbing, eclectically detailed survey are concentrated most in the cultural historical networking that is achieved between image and text. What results is in part a luxurious and luxuriating immersion in the sheer visual gorgeousness of much Pop material, and in part a digest and directory of Pop's great works, sources and related texts - Pop's greatest hits, so to speak... Pop art ought never to be consigned to some ever-expanding repertoire of stylish retro-aesthetics. It is the cultural link between Surrealism and Postmodernism, and often made statements about the modern world that have yet to be improved, or updated."-Michael Bracewell, Art Monthly "Phaidon's Themes and Movements series seeks to provide the late 20th-century art history books of the future."-Art Monthly Synopsis Edited by an internationally recognized expert on Pop art and culture, this book surveys Pop across all artforms and gives equal coverage to its American, British and European manifestations. which focuses on the Pop image as it developed over the period: Reyner Banham, The Independent Group and Pop Design; Richard Hamilton and the Tabular Image; Roy Lichtenstein and the Screened Image; Andy Warhol and the Seamy Image; Gerhard Richter and the Photogenic Image; Ed Ruscha and the Cineramic Image; Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and the Postmodern Absorption of Pop. Style (1956-60) surveys the birth of Pop culture and its images, including the Beat generation photographs of Robert Frank and William Klein; Kenneth Anger's early films; futuristic architecture by Disneyland's 'imagineers'; artworks by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, the French Nouveaux realistes, Richard Hamilton and the 'British Pop' of the Independent Group. Section 2: Consumer Culture (1960-63) follows American Pop's explosion, from Roy Lichtenstein's cartoon-based paintings to Andy Warhol's Factory, the hamburger, cake and ice cream sculptures of Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Indiana's Eat/Die. Section 3: Colonization of the Mind (1963-66) chronicles the era of 'high' Pop when it became a dominant international style in art, design, architecture and cinema. in art, film and architecture that coincided with the publication of Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Message and Guy Debord's Society of the Spectacle. Section 5: Helter Skelter (1968) traces Pop's meltdown in the late 1960s: the emergence of the vernacular in architecture, with Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas; the spiralling mayhem of films such as Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg's Performance, starring Mick Jagger, and the final destructive crescendo of Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point, as an exploding house and its contents are synched to a soundtrack by Pink Floyd. from hard-to-find, out of print sources; key writings by critics such as Reyner Banham, Donald Judd and Jonas Mekas; extracts from key contextual writings, from Jack Kerouac to articles on Pop culture. About the Authors Mark Francis is Professor and former Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis, and coeditor of "The Meaning of Gardens" (1990). Andreas Reimann teaches landscape architecture and conducts open space research at the University of Dresden. Yan Nascimbene is a prize-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in "Time", "Newsweek", "The Wall Street Journal", "Scientific American" Hal Foster (1892-1982) created Prince Valiant in 1937. Though remaining involved with the strip until his death in 1982, Foster handed the bulk of the scripting and art chores over to his longtime assistant, John Cullen Murphy, in 1971. Series: Themes & Movements Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Phaidon Press 1st ed 2005 Language: English ISBN-10: 0714843636 ISBN-13: 978-0714843636 Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.5 x 11.8 inches