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Pop Art

Lucy R. Lippard


'A first rate short study of the subject' John Russell, Sunday Times


Pop Art embodied the spirit of the 1960s. Despite its carnival aspects, its orgiastic colour and giant scale, it was based on a tough, no-nonsense, no-refinement standard appropriate to its time.

Here several critics, each involved in Pop Art, but with different backgrounds, vividly bring the movement to life. Lucy Lippard examines Pop’s precursors ranging from folk art, Surrealism and Dada, Stuart Davis and Léger, to the Reuben group, Assemblage, Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, and discusses Pop Art in New York best known for Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, James Rosenquist and Claes Oldenburg.

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'It is difficult to see how the field of Pop Art could have been more successfully covered than it is in this volume'
Times Literary Supplement

Further Details


Format: Paperback

Size: 21.0 x 14.9 cm

Extent: 216 pp

Illustrations: 188

Publication date: 23 January 1967

ISBN: 9780500200520

About the Author

Lucy Lippard is an internationally known writer, art critic, activist and curator from the United States. She is the author of 21 books on contemporary art and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.

List of Contributors

Lawrence Alloway, Nancy Marmer, Nicholas Calas