Pop artists of the 1960s, heralded by the Great Andy Warhol, commented on everything from mainstream media to consumer society to advertising to product packaging with colorful and often comical works. Pop Art's profound influence on contemporary art and culture remains prominent today. Nowhere else can you find so much Pop Art in such a compact, stylish book! Featured artists include: Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Allan Jones, Allan d'Arcangelo, Wayne Thiebaud, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, Claes Oldenburg, Peter Phillips, George Segal, Ed Ruscha, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, David Hockney, Jim Dine, and Red Grooms.
About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre Series features: a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural and social events that took place during that period, a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each of which is presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and with an interpretation of the respective work, plus a portrait and brief biography of the artist, approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN since 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle. Olaf Hajek was born in 1965 and obtained a degree in graphic design from the Fachhochschule Dusseldorf in 1993. Since then his illustrations have appeared in international publications including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Architectural Digest and Yoga Journal. He has also designed the covers of TASCHEN's Paris, TASCHEN's London and TASCHEN's New York. Hajek currently lives and works in Berlin.