Art in the Age of Mass Media

Art in the Age of Mass Media

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How should socialist artists respond to the imagery of the mass media? What social role remains to art? John Walker seeks to answer these questions through critical analyses of selected paintings, advertisements and photomontages and also through discussions of Pop art, the mass media's use of art, the impact of mechanical reproduction, post-modernism, community art and some recent work based on mass-culture sources. The book has been completely revised and updated to take account of developments in art-historical scholarship during the past decade and the continuing debates between high art and mass culture. This new edition also features new illustrations and covers the work of Jeff Koons, Ashley Bickerton, Robert Long, Barbara Kruger, Kenny Holzer, Nam June Paik, Michael Sandle, Keith Haring, Simon Linke, Julian Opie, Rashid Areen, Jeff Keane, Simon Lewandowski, Graham Harwood, William Latham and Mark Wilcox. New topics covered include photocopy art, computer-aided art and comics, neo-pop, spectacolour display, projects and telematics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 399g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 70 b&w illustrations
  • 0745308317
  • 9780745308319

About John A. Walker

John A Walker recently retired as Reader in Art and Design History at Middlesex University. The author of a number of books on art theory and aspects of popular culture, his other Pluto press titles include Cultural Offensive: America's Impact on British Art since 1945, and Art and Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Avant Garde.
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