Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
This new title in the renowned Art & Ideas series is a thorough introduction to, and significant appraisal of, the art of Pop. Bradford Collins explains the essence of Pop art and examines its full history in contemporary cultural and political context – the origins of the movement during the 1950s, the flourishing of Pop art in America and the UK during the 1960s, and its further incarnations and more widespread impact. The 250 illustrations include all the most classic examples of Pop art by such well-known figures as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as lesser known works that have been neglected in recent years but are essential to a thorough understanding of Pop. Contemporary source material used by artists to make their works and consideration of what was in the media at the time support discussions of the inspiration, creation and impact of the art.