Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism

Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism

by Sylvia Harrison
     
 
Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism examines the critical reception of Pop Art in America during the 1960s. Comparing the ideas of New York-based critics such as Leo Steinberg, Susan Sontag, and Max Kozloff, Sylvia Harrison demonstrates how their ideas bear a striking similarity to the body of thought and opinion now associated with deconstructive postmodernism.

Overview

Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism examines the critical reception of Pop Art in America during the 1960s. Comparing the ideas of New York-based critics such as Leo Steinberg, Susan Sontag, and Max Kozloff, Sylvia Harrison demonstrates how their ideas bear a striking similarity to the body of thought and opinion now associated with deconstructive postmodernism. Pop Art thus arises as not only a reflection of the dominance of mass communications and capitalist consumerism in postwar American society, but also a subversive commentary on worldviews and the factors necessary for their formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791151
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Contemporary Artists and Their Critics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1830L (what's this?)

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