The Art and Life of Roy Lichtenstein
By (author) Susan Goldman Rubin
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Whaam! by Susan Goldman Rubin
Book DescriptionIn the latest addition to Abrams' successful line of picture book biographies, read about Roy Lichtenstein's long career as a teacher, artist and innovator, and how he changed the way that people thought about art. Classically trained in painting and drawing, Roy found inspiration from cartoons, newspaper comics and children's books - images most people didn't consider serious art. By painting painstaking interpretations of his original sources, including the printer's dots and paper flaws, he transformed these popular images into works of art. He also chose to paint, in meticulous detail, the building blocks of painting - a single brushstroke or the back of a canvas - drawing attention to the way that artists use these tools.Like Andy Warhol, a fellow member of the Pop Art movement, Roy's choice of everyday, iconic subjects for his work revolutionized the art world. Roy and the other pop artists broke down the rules about what makes proper subjects for fine art. In over a thousand paintings and numerous other works, Roy brought familiar images into new light and captured the imagination of the world. This book includes an index and where the art is found in the USA, UK and Canada.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810994928
(254mm x 254mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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US Kirkus Review » The veteran arts writer and biographer focuses readers' attention on the life and oeuvre of Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein. As in her other well-received books, Rubin mixes a flair for the telling detail with a clear understanding of what sorts of information will have interest and meaning for her readers. The design, too, is part of the pleasure here: The cover features several of Lichtenstein's most emblematic comic-inflected images in bold primary colors. Further, the book is a handsome 10" by 10" square with bright yellow endpapers. Each page is bordered with Lichtenstein's signature Benday dots - the actual manner in which colors and tone were built up in newsprint comic books. The author carefully places her subject within the continuum of postwar American art and ably compares and contrasts the work of the Pop Art movement with the more frenetic drip-painters such as Pollock and De Kooning. In all, this will have strong visual and intellectual appeal for today's lovers of graphic novels and be particularly welcomed in libraries and museum bookstores. (Biography. 10 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Susan Goldman Rubin
Susan Goldman Rubin is the author of many biographies for young people, most recently Degas and the Dance and Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow.
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