ART CRITICISM, THEORY AND HISTORY

PUBLISHER
MFA Publications

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 6 x 9.25 in. / 222 pgs / 16 color / 18 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 174   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780878467440 TRADE
List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95 GBP £27.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

BROWSE THE 2019 FALL CATALOG

Preview our Fall 2019 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

MFA PUBLICATIONS

The Pop Revolution

How an Unlikely Concatenation of Artists, Aficionados, Businessmen, Critics, Curators, Collectors, Dealers, and Hangers-On Radically Transformed the Art World

By Alice Goldfarb Marquis.

“This book is a social history of Pop art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a few years, while setting in motion the drastically altered way art has been marketed and appreciated—in the monetary and aesthetic sense—up to the present day.” So begins Alice Goldfarb Marquis' lively, informative and entertaining account of one of the twentieth century's most flamboyant and influential art movements. Included in this group portrait are the famous: Roy Lichtenstein and his “Blam-Pow” comics panels, Andy Warhol, shy, shrewd and tough as nails, the power couple of Leo Castelli and Ileana Sonnabend; the infamous, such as the collector Robert Scull, who bought so heavily that his own dealer deemed him “vulgar”; and a variegated cast ranging from artists Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana and James Rosenquist to pioneering dealer Ivan Karp, controversial curator Henry Geldzahler, media guru Marshall McLuhan, author Tom Wolfe and many, many others. While shelves of books have been written about Pop art, The Pop Revolution is the first to approach it not only as an aesthetic upheaval, but also as a bellwether for the social, cultural, economic and political changes affecting America and Europe in the late twentieth century. As Marquis notes, the figures involved in creating and promoting the movement “set off the ‘culture boom' of the 1960s, and were indispensable to the success, not only of Pop art, but of all the varied approaches to art that followed.” Rich in historical insights and unpublished information, The Pop Revolution is an extremely readable account of one of art's liveliest chapters.



Award-winning journalist and historian Alice Goldfarb Marquis, who died in 2009, was a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her previous books include Art Czar: The Rise and Fall of Clement Greenberg, Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare, Alfred H. Barr, Jr: Missionary for the Modern and The Art Biz.
The Pop Revolution

in stock  $29.95


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE BOOK
"This book is a social history of Pop Art, a group portrait of both the artists and the people who made some of them rich and famous in just a few years, while setting in motion the drastically altered way art is marketed and appreciated--in the monetary and aesthetic sense--up to the present day. The artists, their dealers, fans and patrons starred in a cultural revolution that still resonates today. Unheard-of prosperity encouraged people who had never been interested in art to flock to museums; and the line between avid art collectors and speculators blurred. Critics who for decades had guided the public's taste in art were suddenly brushed aside, tagged as hopelessly elitist; their colleagues in literature, sociology, politics and economics likewise overturned. After reigning for almost a century, the old Modernist creed, with its aesthetic theories, successive avant gardes, judgmental critics and arrogant upper crust, was fading. This changing of the cultural guard reflected a profound relaxation of previously ironclad rules, not only in art or literature, but also in behavior, dress, entertainment and personal fulfillment. Those who had endured the privations of the Depression and the horrors of the Second World War basked in new opportunities--for education, housing, the pleasures of a comfortable income and time to savor them. They set off the "culture boom" of the 1960s, and were indispensable to the success, not only of Pop art, but of all the varied approaches to art that followed.

Alice Goldfarb Marquis, excerpted from her introduction to The Pop Revolution: How an Unlikely Concatenation of Artists, Aficionados, Businessmen, Critics, Curators, Collectors, Dealers, and Hangers-On Radically Transformed the Art World.

OF RELATED INTEREST

Funny Cuts

FUNNY CUTS

Preface by Christian von Holst. Essays by Andreas Schalhorn, Kassandra Nakas and Ulrich Pfarr.

KERBER

ISBN: 9783938025017
USD $35.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 3/15/2005
Out of print | Not available


Pop Impressions Europe/Usa

POP IMPRESSIONS EUROPE/USA

Essay by Wendy Weitman.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870700774
USD $18.95
| CAN $25

Pub Date: 7/2/2002
Out of print | Not available


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: CRITICISM AND THEORY

Oslo Pilot (2015–17)

OSLO PILOT (2015–17)

MOUSSE PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9788867493425
USD $37.00
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 2/19/2019
Active | In stock


Double

DOUBLE

Edited by Serkan Ozkaya.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783450
USD $20.00
| CAN $27.95

Pub Date: 11/25/2013
Active | In stock


The Eternal Baroque

THE ETERNAL BAROQUE

Edited by Maria Giulia Barberini, Mary L. Levkoff, Carolyn H. Miner, Guilhem Scherf, Jeremy Warren, Patricia Wengraf.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857223247
USD $75.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 6/23/2015
Active | In stock


The American Tornado: Art in Power 1949-2008

THE AMERICAN TORNADO: ART IN POWER 1949-2008

By Germano Celant.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861300682
USD $55.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 11/18/2008
Active | In stock


London Dialogues

LONDON DIALOGUES

Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rem Koolhaas.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857200590
USD $29.95
| CAN $37.5

Pub Date: 10/30/2012
Active | In stock


Magicians & Charlatans

MAGICIANS & CHARLATANS

By Jed Perl.

EAKINS PRESS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9780871300690
USD $45.00
| CAN $55 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 3/1/2012
Active | In stock


The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar

THE STANDARD BOOK OF NOUN-VERB EXHIBITION GRAMMAR

Edited with text by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk. Text and afterword by Timotheus Vermeulen.

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677748
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 4/7/2018
Active | In stock


Artist-Run Europe

ARTIST-RUN EUROPE

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677564
USD $30.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 9/1/2016
Active | In stock


Navigation

NAVIGATION

ONOMATOPEE

ISBN: 9789491677915
USD $25.00
| CAN $34.95

Pub Date: 8/25/2016
Active | In stock


Ch-ch-ch-changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

Edited by David Mollin, John Reardon.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464135
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2009
Active | In stock


The Collected Writings of Jon Thompson

THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF JON THOMPSON

By Jon Thompson.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464371
USD $37.55
| CAN $55

Pub Date: 4/1/2011
Active | In stock


The Space Between: Collected Writings

THE SPACE BETWEEN: COLLECTED WRITINGS

By Michael Bracewell.

RIDINGHOUSE

ISBN: 9781905464388
USD $35.00
| CAN $45

Pub Date: 10/1/2011
Active | In stock



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com