"POP ART: U.S./U.K. CONNECTIONS, 1956-1966" par David E. BRAUER, Jim EDWARDS, Christopher FINCH & Walter HOPPS. Editions The Menil Collection, Houston & Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit. 2001.
POP ART: U.S./U.K. CONNECTIONS, 1956-1966
"POP ART: U.S./U.K. CONNECTIONS, 1956-1966" par David E. BRAUER, Jim EDWARDS, Christopher FINCH & Walter HOPPS. Editions The Menil Collection, Houston & Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit. 2001. Imprimé en Allemagne. Petit in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 262 pages. Texte en anglais illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc et couleurs, in-texte et hors texte. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme à The Menil Collection de Houston, du 26 Janvier au 13 Mai 2001.
"Pop Art is often considered an essentially American phenomenon, but in fact British artists and theorists on the 1950s were the first to debate and formulate Pop's main tenets. Eventually a number of artists on both sides of the Atlantic would radically redefine the subject matter deemed fit for aesthetic use in the visual arts. Pop Art: US/UK Connections, 1956-1966 looks only at artwork by American and British practitioners that is considered "pure" Pop. This definition of Pop rests on the adoption of preexisting or received images form mass media sources of advertising, television, and movies - images that convey the personalities, common objects, and some scenery of vernacular culture. The techniques utilized, however, varied: the American generally used a more reductive method, arriving at a centralized iconic image, while the British preferred an episodic approach that generated an implied narrative. As the essays in this book make clear, Pop Art promoted no specific agenda beyond the investigation of the prevailing American environment..." Ref LAR0141