The American Dream : Pop to the Present - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

The American Dream : Pop to the Present

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The American Dream: Pop to the Present, the exhibition catalogue accompanying the 2017 British Museum show, presents an overview of the development of American print-making since 1960. The 1960s was a period of change in the production, marketing and consumption of prints and the medium attracted a new generation of artists whose attitude towards making art had been conditioned by the monumentality and bold, eye-catching nature of popular imagery in postwar America, from advertising billboards to drive-in movies. 

This fascinating book traces the way leading artists have experimented with new materials and new techniques to reflect their central concerns from pop art through the rise of minimalism, conceptual art and photorealism to the present day.

Featuring 200 key works by almost 70 influential artists, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Ed Ruscha, this book reveals the unprecedented scale, boldness and ambition of American printmaking since the 1960s.

  • Author: Stephen Coppel, Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings, British Museum
  • Pages: 332 pages
  • Date published: March 2017
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks for hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0500239605 - Hardcover
              978-0500292822 - Paperback
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 25.0  cm