Author(s): Klaus Honnef
Whaam When the kitschy, banal, and mass-market became art Peaking in the 1960s, Pop Art began as a revolt against mainstream approaches to art and culture and evolved into a wholesale interrogation of modern society, consumer culture, the role of the artist, and of what constituted an artwork.
Focusing in on issues of materialism, celebrity, and media, Pop Art drew on mass-market sources, from advertising imagery to comic books, from Hollywood's most famous faces to the packaging of consumer products, the latter epitomized by Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup cans. As well as challenging the establishment with the elevation of such popular, banal, and kitschy images, Pop Art also deployed methods of mass-production, reducing the role of the singular artist with mechanized techniques such as screen printing.
With featured artists including Andy Warhol, Allan Jones, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein, this book introduces the full reach and influence of a defining modernist movement. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre series features:
About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features: a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period, a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist, approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle. Olaf Hajek was born in 1965 and obtained a degree in graphic design from the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf in 1993. Since then his illustrations have appeared in international publications including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Yoga Journal. He has also designed the covers of TASCHEN's Paris, TASCHEN's London and TASCHEN's New York. Hajek currently lives and works in Berlin.