'Thomas Crow's book challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within larger, shifting cultural tides. While American Pop was indebted to its British predecessor's insistence that all creative pursuits merit respectful attention, Crow demonstrates that this inclusive attitude had strong American roots as well. Folk, a genre that embraces the vernacular, becomes Crow's starting point in the advance of Pop. The fold revival occurred in both art and music during the 1930s and 1940s, with the inheritance of folk art surfacing a decade later in the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, who prepared the ground for the Pop artists who followed. Crow eloquently examines the new consciousness of commercial imagery in the visual arts, alongside its repercussions in popular music and graphic design. Pop's practitioners captured feelings and perceptions stirring amongst a broad public, beginning with young participants in the politicized 1960s counter-culture from San Francisco to Paris.' - excerpted from back cover.

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1. Before Pop There Was Folk
2. Alias Smith and Johns/ An American Cosmos
3. Rauschenberg's Combines/ Subjective Art for an Objective Age
4. Space Is the Place / Other Worlds in the Pop Universe
5. Lichtenstein Becomes Lichtenstein
6. Robert Indiana's Signs and Symbols
7. Ad Men/ Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist Cross the Great Divide
8. The Nearest Faraway Place/ Billy Al Bengston and Pop Life in LA
9. Eyes on California/ Oldenburg, Warhol, Hockney, and Ruscha Take the Trip
10. Showdown on East Forty-Seventh/ Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol
11. The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game/ Graphics, Film, Music
The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design, 1930-1995
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The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design, 1930-1995