Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein

by Lawrence Alloway
     
 

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Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) became famous in the early 1960s for his deadpan recreations of popular imagery, particularly paintings based on war and romance comics. As this book demonstrates, Lichtenstein's interest in quoting subjects form both high and low art has continued throughout his career, producing a fascinating and varied body of work.

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Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) became famous in the early 1960s for his deadpan recreations of popular imagery, particularly paintings based on war and romance comics. As this book demonstrates, Lichtenstein's interest in quoting subjects form both high and low art has continued throughout his career, producing a fascinating and varied body of work.

About the Modern Masters series:

With infomative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations—approximately 48 in full color—this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artist's life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museumgoer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.

Other Details: 115 or more illustrations, approximately 48 in full color 128 pages 8 1/2 x 8 1/2" Published 1987

Author Biography: Lawrence Alloway, who coined the term "Pop art,' is a well-known authority on modern art. His books include American Pop Art and Topics in American Art since 1945; he also written extensively for various art journals and was art critic for The Nation and co-editor of Art Criticism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896593305
Publisher:
Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1983
Series:
Modern Masters Series, #1
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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