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Title:
Warhol
Author:
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
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Uniform Title:
Warhol. English
Publication Information:
New York : Cameo/Abrams, 1997.
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810946552
Format :
Book

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Kenmore Library N6537.W28 A4 1997A Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Never has an artist enthralled the public like Andy Warhol (1928-1987). His paintings of Campbell s Soup cans, dollar bills, Brillo boxes, Marilyn Monroe, and car crashes epitomize the popular culture of his age and have captured the imagination of millions.

This illustrated survey spans the entire array of Warhol's brash and provocative art, pausing to observe life at his studio -- the famous Factory -- as well as his forays into film, multimedia "happenings", and avant-garde enterprises the world over. Nearly 70 images, including 55 fullcolor plates, testify to the diversity and appeal of the art of the undisputed King of Pop.


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Booklist Review

This quartet constitutes the latest additions to the exemplary Great Modern Masters series, a set of superb and affordable art books. Once again, the editor has chosen seminal artists, some more familiar to the general public than others but all crucial to understanding the evolution of modern art. The elegant and purified figurative work of sculptor Brancusi and painter Modigliani, particularly their refined and sanctified portrayals of women, have become icons: studies in grace, sensuality, and timelessness. Ernst, a splendidly prolific artist, had a literary orientation to images, tuned in as he was to the power of stories and the open-ended languages of symbols and dreams. The editor has chosen well, presenting a representative selection of Ernst's mysterious collages and paintings. Warhol's insights into the potency of the images of popular culture are evident in this slim tribute to his complicated and hugely influential oeuvre, as, once again, Faerna chooses 55 works out of hundreds in an efficient and illuminating overview of an artist's work. Other artists in this series include Botero, Braque, Mondrian, and Rouault. --Donna Seaman


School Library Journal Review

YAÄEach of these volumes is arranged into three sections. First, the artist is introduced in the context of his time. The second part is a biographical sketch, accompanied by photographs of the artist. The third section consists of excellently reproduced, full-color photographs of the artist's work, with descriptive text and an overview of his career. Some of the works are not often seen, and are a feast for the eye. The clear grouping of information and the handsome layout, page design, and typography make these books appealing and accessible, even though they have no indexes. The texts are presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand. Suitable for research as well as for recreational reading.ÄTurid Teague, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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