American Pop Art in France: Politics of the Transatlantic Image, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

American Pop Art in France

Politics of the Transatlantic Image, 1st Edition

By Liam Considine

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184 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 45 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-11-07
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Description

Pop art was essential to the Americanization of global art in the 1960s, yet it engendered resistance and adaptation abroad in equal measure, especially in Paris. From the end of the Algerian War of Independence and the opening of Ileana Sonnabend's gallery for American Pop art in Paris in 1962, to the silkscreen poster workshops of May '68, this book examines critical adaptations of Pop motifs and pictorial devices across French painting, graphic design, cinema and protest aesthetics. Liam Considine argues that the transatlantic dispersion of Pop art gave rise to a new politics of the image that challenged Americanization and prefigured the critiques and contradictions of May ‘68.

Table of Contents

Introduction: New Realisms; Chapter One: Disaster in Paris; Chapter Two: Myth Today; Chapter Three: Made in USA: Godard's Pop Tableaux; Chapter Four: Popular Literature of Our Century; Chapter Five: Screen Politics; Afterward: One Is No One

About the Author

Liam Considine is Lecturer in Art History at The New School and School of Visual Arts in New York.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Art History

Routledge Research in Art History is our home for the latest scholarship in the field of art history. The series publishes research monographs and edited collections, covering areas including art history, theory, and visual culture. These high-level books focus on art and artists from around the world and from a multitude of time periods. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality art history research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART015000
ART / History / General
ART015020
ART / American / General
ART015030
ART / European
ART015110
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART020000
ART / Techniques / Painting
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
DES007000
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / General
DES007040
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration
DES007050
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Typography
HIS001030
HISTORY / Africa / North
HIS013000
HISTORY / Europe / France
HIS036060
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
POL058000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European
POL065000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet