Pop Art A Critical History

ISBN-10: 0520212436
ISBN-13: 9780520212435
Edition: 1997
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Description: Pop Art: A Critical History chronicles one of the most controversial art movements of the century. The anthology draws from a great range of sources, from the leading art magazines and art historical journals to newspapers and news magazines such as  More...

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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Pop Art: A Critical History chronicles one of the most controversial art movements of the century. The anthology draws from a great range of sources, from the leading art magazines and art historical journals to newspapers and news magazines such as the New York Times, Life, and Newsweek. What emerges from this rich cross-section of critical and journalistic commentary is a fascinating view of the tumultuous rise of Pop art and its establishment as a major force in contemporary art. A broad selection of articles traces the emergence of the movement itself in England and America, as seen through the eyes of the working critics of the day. The focus then narrows to present in-depth writings on the four major Pop artists: Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol, along with an examination of many other artists involved in the movement. From reviews of the very first shows of many of these artists to interviews with them, to news stories about their collectors and their lifestyles, Pop Art: A Critical History represents the most complete and coherent record of Pop art yet published. The book concludes with an invaluable chronology of the major '60s exhibitions by Pop artists. Among the contributors are Lawrence Alloway, John Coplans, Donald Judd, Max Kozloff, Gerald Nordland, Peter Plagens, Barbara Rose, Robert Rosenblum, John Russell, Gene Swenson, and Sidney Tillim.

Steven Henry Madoff, an award-winning writer, editor, and poet, has written extensively on contemporary art for such publications as Artforum, the New York Times, and Time magazine, and published numerous monographs on leading artists. He is Senior Critic at Yale University's School of Art.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Steven Henry Madoff, Wham! Blam! How Pop Art Stormed the High-Art Citadel and What the Critics Said
Pre-Pop: American Precursors, English Currents
from "Larry Rivers: 'Why I Paint as I Do'"
"But Today We Collect Ads"
"Letter to Peter and Alison Smithson"
"The Arts and the Mass Media"
"Mixed Mediums for a Soft Revolution"
"Jasper Johns"
from "After Abstract Expressionism"
"Pop Art and After"
from "Robert Rauschenberg"
The Phenomenon of Pop: General Essays and Local Reviews, 1962-1970
from "Month in Review: New York Exhibitions"
"'Pop' Culture, Metaphysical Disgust, and the New Vulgarians"
from "Los Angeles Letter"
"The New American 'Sign Painters'"
"On the Theme of the Exhibition"
"Art: Avant-Garde Revolt"
"The New Painting of Common Objects"
"Kitch into 'Art': The New Realism"
"Dada, Then and Now"
"A Symposium on Pop Art"
"Pop Art at the Guggenheim"
"The Flaccid Art"
"Anti-Sensibility Painting"
"The New Art"
"Pop Art, USA"
from "Pop and Public"
"What Is Pop Art? Part I"
"What Is Pop Art? Part II"
"Pop Art Sells On and On - Why?"
"The Bienuale: How Evil is Pop Art?"
"Dissimulated Pop"
"Pop Art Exhibited, and It's Crazy, Dad"
"Pop Art and Non-Pop Art"
"Further Observations on the Pop Phenomenon"
"Oldenburg, Lichtenstein, Warhol: A Discussion"
"Special Report: The Story of Pop"
"Dada, Camp, and the Mode Called Pop"
"London Court Fines a Gallery for 'Indecent' Pop-Art Display"
"Present-Day Styles and Ready-Made Criticism"
"Popular Culture and Pop Art"
"Pop Reappraised"
"The Art World: Marilyn Mondrian"
Focus: The Major Artists
"Everything Clear Now?"
"In the Galleries: Roy Lichtenstein"
"Roy Lichtenstein and the Realist Revolt"
"Roy Lichtenstein, Ferus Gallery"
"Is He the Worst Artist in the U.S.?"
"Pop Artist Switches to Aggressive Neutral Banality"
"Talking with Roy Lichtenstein"
"Roy Lichtenstein and the Comic Strip"
"Roy Lichtenstein
"Statement"
"New York Letter"
"Off Off-Broadway; 'Happenings' at Ray Gun Mfg. Co."
"The Living Object"
from "Marcel Duchamp and Common Object Art"
"In the Galleries: Claes Oldenburg"
"Object-Making"
"Claes Oldenburg's Soft Machines"
from "Claes Oldenburg"
"Reviews and Previews: New Names This Month: James Rosenquist
essay from exhibition catalogue, James Rosenquist
"Los Angeles: James Rosenquist"
"James Rosenquist: Aspects of a Multiple Art"
"The Man in the Paper Suit"
"A New Hangar for Rosenquist's Jet-Pop 'F-111'"
"Re the F-111: A Collector's Notes"
"Rosenquist at the Met: Avant-Garde or Red Guard?"
"Art"
"Andy Warhol, Ferus Gallery"
"New York Letter"
"In the Galleries: Andy Warhol"
"The Artworld"
"Saint Andrew"
"Reviews and Previews: New Names this Month: Andy Warhol"
"Superpop or a Night at the Factory"
"Warhol: The Silver Tenement"
"Prince of Boredom: The Repetitions and Passivities of Andy Warhol"
"Early Warhol: The Systematic Evolution of the Impersonal Style"
From Center to Periphery: Other Figures
"In the Galleries: Allan D'Arcangelo"
"Highways and By-ways"
"Jim Dine and the Psychology of the New Art"
"New York: Jim Dine"
"Oyvind Fahlstrom: Models of Shattered Reality"
"The Horizons of Robert Indiana"
foreword from exhibition catalogue, Robert Indiana
"In the Galleries: Mel Ramos"
"The Art of Mel Ramos"
"Edward Ruscha, Ferus Gallery"
"Concerning 'Various Small Fires': Edward Ruscha Discusses His Perplexing Publications"
"Segal's Vital Mummies"
"Plaster Caste"
"Reviews and Previews: New Names this Month: Peter Saul"
essay from exhibition catalogue, Peter Saul
"Reviews and Previews: New Names this Month: Wayne Thiebaud"
"Thiebaud: Eros in Cafeteria"
"In the Galleries: John Wesley"
"'Pop' Show by Tom Wesselmann Is Revisited"
"Tom Wesselmann and the Gates of Horn"
Revising Pop: Later Critical Reflections
"American Painting during the Cold War"
"That Old Thing, Art ..."
"The Rise of Andy Warhol"
from "The Independent Group: British and American Pop Art, a 'Palimpcestuous' Legacy"
from "Pop Triumphant: A New Realism"
Chronology: An Exhibitions Chronicle: 1958-1970
Index

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