This is Warhol

This is Warhol

by Catherine Ingram, Andrew Rae
     
 

Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings . and there I am. There's nothing behind it." This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhol's art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society

Overview

Andy Warhol, the iconic Pop artist, presented himself as the vacuous, dumb kid, famously saying, "If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings . and there I am. There's nothing behind it." This book penetrates the surface and explores Warhol's art from his beginnings as a commercial artist to his apotheosis as a society portrait painter. Vivid illustrations reveal Andy's worlds: his childhood in Pittsburgh, his chaotic Manhattan mansion, and the Silver Factory, where New York's bright new things hung out and had fun.

Series writer Catherine Ingram brings her extensive knowledge to the book, while specially commissioned illustrations by Andrew Rae vividly portray the text.

This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Eloquent, informative, and amusing." - School Library Journal
School Library Journal
★ 11/01/2014
Gr 10 Up—Ingram's eye-grabbing graphic-novel profiles convey each artist's life story and particular panache with a combo of witty narrative, vivacious illustrations, reproductions of pivotal artworks, and the occasional photo. The book design is superb: each volume features a pen-and-ink portrait of its subject on the front cover and a personal quote that imparts each man's essence on the back cover. Biographical highlights and astute and accessible discussions of artworks are woven into a tapestry of historical events, contemporary cultural trends, and art history context. Dalí introduces the Spanish artist "known for his lavish lifestyle, his gravity-defying moustache and his bizarre art." A self-promoting megalomaniac, he made (and spent) millions and led an existence as surrealistic as his artistic oeuvre. Pollock strives to separate the artist's career from his famously "bad boy storyline" (he is well-known for drunken antics and public displays of bad behavior) and demonstrate how his "monumental drip paintings reflect a uniquely American vision." Warhol traces the artist's transformation from "awkward kid" to "avant-garde player" and shows how he utilized his keen eye for spotting cultural trends to elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary. Bright-colored comic book–style illustrations interpret and expand upon the texts with drama, humor, and insight. Eloquent, informative, and amusing, the series' urbane viewpoint and sometimes-titillating images make it best suited for more mature readers.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780670140
Publisher:
King, Laurence Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
This Is... Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
381,388
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Catherine Ingram is a freelance art historian. She obtained a First Class Honours degree at Glasgow University, where she was a Honeyman scholar. After an MA in 19th-century art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Catherine became a graduate scholar at Trinity College, Oxford. After finishing her D.Phil, she was made a Prize Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford. Catherine has taught on the MA course at Christie's and lectured at Imperial College, teaching art history to undergraduate scientists.

Andrew Rae is an illustrator and member of the illustration collective Peepshow. He studied at Brighton University and has worked for many clients worldwide in advertising, print, publishing, and animation. He currently lives and works in London.

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