Author(s): Mark Francis
From the late 1950s to the late 1960s the word 'Pop' described any example of art, film, photography and architectural design that engaged with the new realities of mass production and the mass media. In addition to key artworks by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Richard Hamilton and many others, this book includes works of photography and avant-garde film, as well as what the critic Reyner Banham defined as pop architecture, ranging from Alison and Peter Smithson's House of the Future to Archigram's Walking City and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas. 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.
Preface by Mark Francis Survey essay by Hal Foster Works: extensive colour plate section with extended caption descriptions for every artwork (Revolt into Style; Consumer Culture; Colonization of the Mind; Spectacular Time; Helter Skelter) Artists' Biographies Bibliography Index