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Image as Language: Aspects of Pritish Art 1950-1968
Image as Language Aspects of Pritish Art 1950-1968 Author:Christopher Finch During the second half of the 1950s the visual arts suddenly began to attract public interest and controversy: such painters as Peter Blake and David Hockney found themselves minor folk heroes almost overnight. The public seemed to feel at one with their preoccupation with the everyday world and common experience, the fascination they found in t... more »he new realities and the "landscapes" of advertising, the mass media and mass production. But the formal and imaginative aims and achievements of these artists were often blurred by the ballyhoo of "Pop Art."
In this Pelican Christopher Finch, eschewing fashionable cliches and arbitrary labels, sets their very real achievements in the present context of social, cultural and aesthetic change as he discusses in detail the work of:
Clive Barker, Adrian Berk, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, Jann Haworth, David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, Gerald Laing, Nicholas Munro, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Phillips, Colin Self, Richard Smith, Joe Tilson.« less