Pop Art has many fans. Whether you love or hate it, there is no denying the impact on our society and the art form still keeps evolving. Essentially this type of art provides commentary on world events and consumerism and incorporates commercial items like soup cans, road signs, photos of celebrities, newspapers, and other popular items.
Pop Art began as movement, which was meant to challenge fine art by including images from popular and mass culture. We all know the famous prints by now such as Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans or Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl with Ball. One of the key elements of pop art was mass production and using techniques such as screen-printing.
The Basic Art Series has evolved into a best-selling art book collection. Featuring approximately 100 colour illustrations with captions and a detailed introduction, this book covers important pop art works, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist. Klaus Honnef has been the curator of more than 500 exhibitions in Germany and abroad. He has written numerous books.
This is an ideal coffee table book. The book is a great size and the quality is high and I found it quite informative.
Pop Art is perfect for art lovers and will be a wonderful addition to any book collection!