From Library Journal
Pop Art turns 30 this decade, and this authoritative survey testifies to its respectability and vigor. From Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and other proponents of consumer art and commercial culture, the work chronicles 130 artists in 300 color plates, many previously unpublished. The danger here, of course, is in categorizing so many heterogeneous styles and subjects into one coherent movement. Nevertheless, the eye-popping illustrations of works based on comic strips, commercials, soup cans, and movie stars emphasize Pop's playfulness and many guises. The chapter on "Neo-Pop in the 1980s" brings the history of the movement right up to date. Recommended as the best single historical survey on Pop Art.- Russell T. Clement, Brigham Young Univ. Lib., Provo, Ut.
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A perfectly informed, remarkably illustrated genealogical essay on the whole Pop tendency. -- Voice Literary Supplement, Richard Klein, December 2000
Deals with America, Britain, and Europe by turns as the history of the movement unfolds, expertly charting schisms and convergences. -- Times Literary Supplement
Recommended as the best single historical survey on Pop Art. -- Library Journal