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.
This volume is an extensive and eclectic collection of original statements and interviews from established artists (often from rare or out of print sources), crucial writings by critics such as Reyner Banham, Donald Judd, and Jonas Mekas and succinct extracts from key contextual writings, from Beat poetry to academic articles on Pop culture.
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
In his survey, renowned scholar and critic Hal Foster 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.
Published by Phaidon, 2010, hardcover, 304 pages, 11.25 x 9.75 inches.