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Taste for Pop: Pop Art, Gender & Consumer Culture

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When Pop Art paintings depicted Campbell soup cans or comic-book scenes of teen romance, did they stoop to the level of their mundane sources, or did they instead transform the detritus of consumer culture into high art? In this study, Cécile Whiting declares this issue fundamentally irresolvable and instead takes the question itself, along with the varied answers it has generated, as the object of her analysis. Whiting presents case studies that focus on works by four artists - Tom Wesselmann, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Marisol Escobar - who are closely associated with the Pop Art movement. Throughout her engaging analyses, Whiting unravels the gendered overtones of their cultural manoeuvrings, noting how the connotations of masculinity as attached to the seriousness of high art, and the presumed frivolity and caprice of a feminine world of consumption repositioned cultural frontiers and reformulated the relation between sexes.

Synopsis:

When Pop Art paintings depicted Campbell soup cans or comic-book scenes, did they stoop to the level of their sources, or did they transform the detritus of consumer culture into high art? Whiting declares this issue fundamentally irresolvable and instead takes the question itself as the object of her analysis.

Synopsis:

A study of four artists closely associated with the Pop Art movement.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Shopping for Pop; 2. Wesselmann and Pop at home; 3. Lichtenstein’s borrowed spots; 4. Warhol, the public star and the private self; 5. Figuring Marisol’s femininities; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521588218
Subtitle:
Pop Art, Gender and Consumer Culture
Author:
WHITING, CICILE (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES)
Author:
Smith, Terry
Author:
Boime, Albert
Author:
Hills, Patricia
Author:
McCoy, Garnett
Author:
Whiting, Cicile
Author:
Sims, Lowery Stokes
Author:
Whiting, Cecile
Author:
Stein, Roger
Author:
Stokes Sims, Lowery
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Series:
CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE
Publication Date:
19981210
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
71 half-tones 8 colour plates
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
253 x 153 in.

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"Synopsis" by , When Pop Art paintings depicted Campbell soup cans or comic-book scenes, did they stoop to the level of their sources, or did they transform the detritus of consumer culture into high art? Whiting declares this issue fundamentally irresolvable and instead takes the question itself as the object of her analysis.
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