How art made pop and pop became art / Mike Roberts.

From dada to Gaga and beyond, How Art Made Pop examines the intertwined histories of pop music and the visual arts from the late 1950s to the present day. In particular, this remarkable and definitive study explores in exhaustive detail the exhilarating exchange between the art schools and the pop s...

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Main Author: Roberts, Mike, 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: London : Tate Publishing, 2018.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The art school dance goes on forever
  • Part 1: 1950s and 1960s. 1. British post-war tomorrows: 1956 and all that: John Lennon, rock'n'roll, Richard Hamilton and the Independent Group
  • 2. Clearing out the attic: art school bohemianism, revivalist and modern jazz, and the emergence of mod culture at the turn of the 1960s
  • 3. Pop art pop: Pete Townshend and the Who; British pop artists and popular music
  • 4. The gap between the two: from New York dada to Fluxus, Warhol and the Velvet Underground
  • 5. Warholmania and the American "now": Warhol, anti-Hollywood and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable
  • 6. Hungry freaks, daddy: Zappa, Beefheart, the Family Dog and West Coast psychedelic visual culture
  • 7. Now and then: the ancient as modern: Ray Davies and the Kinks, 1966 and the retreat from modernism
  • 8. Intermedial overdrive: Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd and the synaesthesia of the English underground
  • 9. Technicolour dreams: psychedelic pop art culture, progressive rock and the avant-garde
  • 10. High concept: Sgt. Pepper's, conceptual art and concept rock in swinging London
  • 11. New revivalism at "The end of art": Life's victory over art and the rock'n'roll revival
  • Part 2: The long 1970s
  • 12. Gilbert and George and Ralf und Florian: self-staging, krautrock and a new inter-cultural axis
  • 13. After Warhol: the legacy of Warhol's Factory and the Velvet Underground
  • 14. David Bowie: suburban superstar: Bowie as the embodiment of the suburban art school outsider
  • 15. Glitter, glam and "them": from New York's gay performance art theatre to British glam rock
  • 16. All styles served here: Roxy Music: the ultimate art school pop group
  • 17. Transformers: the body as a site for transformational fantasy in art and pop music
  • 18. SEX and the Situationists: Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood, Jamie Reid and situationism in pre-punk Britain
  • 19. Beat punks of New York: Patti Smith and New York's "new symbolist" aesthetes, the arch primitivism of Garageland and avant-pop's assimilation of video art
  • 20. Wreckers of civilisation: punk, via post-hippie libertarianism and decadent Weimar chic
  • 21. Now form a band: the punk aesthetic and punk as an integrated, inter-disciplinary art form
  • 22. A new career in an old town: new translations of European modernist avant-gardism in post-punk Britain
  • 23. Don't call it punk: new wave, no wave and neo-expressionism
  • 24. Almost white: art school curatorship of black musical culture reciprocated through hip-hop
  • Part 3: 1980s, 1990s and ever after
  • 25. Heavy rotation: MTV and video pop: music video, the Second British Invasion, sampling and appropriation
  • 26. Playing the system: ZTT, Scritti Politti, slogan art and postmodern commodity culture
  • 27. The new music makeover: Bruce Springsteen, new wave soul and America's assimilation of art pop
  • 28. No alternative: alternative rock becomes the mainstream as pop music is academicised
  • 29. Post-pop music: from the KLF to karaoke as art reasserts its cultural prominence
  • 30. The art pop revival: a nostalgic revival of the love affair between art and pop in Britain
  • 31. Pop into art: the museumification of art pop, and sound art's "third way"
  • 32. Last orders: the pop star as iconic exhibit while hip-hop stalks the art world.