Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism, 1st Edition

  • Sylvia Harrison
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481039
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481031
  • DDC: 709.04071
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Harrison's study examines the critical reception of Pop Art, comparing the ideas of its New York-based critics with the strikingly similar body of thought now associated with deconstructive post-modernism. Pop Art thus spawned not only visual commentary on post-war society, but also the subversive critical consciousness now dominant in academe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Theoretical Framework.
2: Post-Modernist Assumptions.
3: “Social” Critics.
4: Lawrence Alloway: Pop Art and the “Pop Art–Fine Art Continuum”.
5: Harold Rosenberg: Pop Art and the “De-definition” of Both Art and “Self”.
6: Leo Steinberg: Pop, “Post-Modernist” Painting and the Flatbed Picture Plane.
7: “Philosophical” Critics.
8: Barbara Rose: Pop, Pragmatism, and “Prophetic Pragmatism”.
9: Max Kozloff: A Phenomenological Solution to “Warholism” and its Disenfranchisement of the Critic's Interpretive and Evaluative Roles.
10: “Cultural” Critics.
11: Susan Sontag: Pop, the Aesthetics of Silence, and the New Sensibility.
12: Conclusion.