Part of the Art Essentials series
With its bold colours, flashy imagery and ironic spirit, "Pop Art" trespasses the traditional boundaries separating high from low culture. Flavia Frigeri introduces us to a movement that focuses on everyday objects, from its beginnings in the post-war consumerism of America and Britain to its fascinating rise on a global scale in the 1960s. The work of well-known artists, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake, is set in dialogue with that of Japanese Ushio Shinohara, Venezuelan Marisol and Argentinian Marta Minujín, among others.
Organized around key themes common to all Pop Art, including advertising, politics, the domestic realm, consumer goods, art history, celebrity culture, war and the space race, this is an essential introduction to the movement that transformed the ‘popular’ into art. A reference section includes a useful timeline, glossary of Pop terms and suggestions for further reading.
'Brilliant and original … Flavia Frigeri provides a concise but authoritative and lively account of this key movement'
Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London
Flavia Frigeri is an art historian and curator, and Teaching Fellow at University College, London. She co-curated the internationally acclaimed exhibition ‘The World Goes Pop’ at Tate Modern in 2015. Frigeri is the author of several books, including Pop Art and Women Artists, both in Thames & Hudson's Art Essentials series.
Pop Art - Flavia Frigeri
Paperback with flaps
216 x 138 mm
Thames & Hudson