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Roy Lichtenstein
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Featuring close to 50 full color illustrations, this entry in the Modern Masters series demonstrates how artist Roy Lichtenstein was not only one of the most significant postwar artists, but also a perceptive, ironic commentator on contemporary society. Roy Lichtenstein became famous in the early 1960s for his deadpan recreations of popular imagery, particularly paintings based on war and romance comics. As this book demonstrates, Lichtenstein's interest in quoting subjects form both high and low art has continued throughout his career, producing a fascinating and varied body of work. As Lawrence Alloway's incisive text makes clear, Lichtenstein was not only one of the most significant postwar artists, but also a perceptive, ironic commentator on contemporary society. About Abbeville's Modern Masters series: With informative, enjoyable texts and over 100 illustrations approximately 48 in full color this innovative series offers a fresh look at the most creative and influential artists of the postwar era. The authors are highly respected art historians and critics chosen for their ability to think clearly and write well. Each handsomely designed volume presents a thorough survey of the artists life and work, as well as statements by the artist, an illustrated chapter on technique, a chronology, lists of exhibitions and public collections, an annotated bibliography, and an index. Every art lover, from the casual museum goer to the serious student, teacher, critic, or curator, will be eager to collect these Modern Masters. And with such a low price, they can afford to collect them all.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents from: Roy Lichtenstein Introduction Comics and Objects Pop Culture and Fine Art Art as a Topic Mirrors and Entablatures Quotation Artists Statements Notes on Technique Chronology Exhibitions Public Collections Selected Bibliography Index

About the Author

Lawrence Alloway, who coined the term Pop Art, was a well-known authority on modern art. His books include American Pop Art and Topics in American Art since 1945. He has also written extensively for various art journals and was art critic for The Nation and co-editor of Art Criticism.

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Praise for Abbeville's Modern Masters series: "Each author has thoroughly done his or her homework, knows the historical, critical and personal contexts intimately, and writes extraordinarily well." -- Artnews "Concise, well-produced, and well-written." - New York Times Book Review "Brief, affordable, well illustrated, and packed with information." - Art in America

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