Published by Whitechapel Gallery. Edited by Daniel F. Herrmann. Text by Hal Foster, Jon Wood, Mariana Cristallo Deball.
If the entire twentieth century were to vanish in some huge calamity, it would be possible to reconstitute a large part of it from Paolozzi's sculpture and screenprints. —J.G. Ballard Eduardo Paolozzi was one of the most innovative and irreverent British artists of the 20th century. Considered the “godfather of Pop art,” his powerful collages, sculptures and prints participated in and pushed back against the currents of postwar British art history, from his 1947 collage “I Was a Rich Man’s Plaything” to the 1950s “Geometry of Fear” sculpture, through the Swinging Sixties and on to the advent of “Cool Britannia.” In the event of a nuclear holocaust, J.G. Ballard said, Paolozzi’s enormous body of work “could serve as evidence to reconstruct the 20th century.” Accompanying the first major international exhibition of Paolozzi’s art since 1975, this publication presents a comprehensive overview of Paolozzi’s work from the 1940s to the 1990s, reassessing one of the most dynamic, versatile and pugilistic artists from Britain and highlighting the relevance of his work for artists today. As well as including a history of the artist’s work in an international context, the book presents new approaches to Paolozzi from Hal Foster and Jon Wood, as well as a contribution by the contemporary Mexican artist Mariana Cristallo Deball.
Published by Four Corners Books. Text by David Brittain.
From 1967 up until his recent death, the British sculptor and Pop art innovator Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) used the pages of the innovative British literary magazine Ambit as a space for some of his most experimental creations, collapsing the boundary between text and image with Pop abandon. His Ambit works—collages, visual essays and fragments from novels, pop culture images from newspapers, magazines and advertisements—tackle such subjects as the war in Vietnam, the acceleration of Japanese technology and the mirages of mass advertising. Housed in a funky Day-Glo plastic slip cover with silkscreened title, and printed on a variety of paper stocks, The Jet Age Compendium reprints these works in their entirety for the first time. A 28-page booklet by David Brittain inserted into the slip cover celebrates these works and discusses Paolozzi's relationship to writers associated with Ambit such as J.G. Ballard.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 108 pgs / 80 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 3/31/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2010 p. 72
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