A brilliant survey of a breed of artists who never seemed to "get" the accepted purpose of contemporary art, which was to hang limply in the background of our unquestioning existence, patiently awaiting anointment into history at the auction house, but who opted instead to willfully instigate a visually stunning, culturally engaged artistic revolution. -- Ron English, artist, USA Academics and art historians might despair to the legitimacy of underground and alternative art, and probably with good reason. Lowbrow art is hardly one of the greater known revolutionary art trends like the Pre-Raphaelites, Symbolists, Impressionists, Expressionists, Blue Writers or Dadaists. However, the seeds have been sown and there is a good chance that in the future these fertile grains could be dragon's teeth. This book explores this explosive phenomenon. -- Robert Williams, artist and founder of Juxtapoz magazine, USA The editors have tunnelled deep into counter culture's underground warren to reveal a hidden world decorated with drug-induced graphic visions, rebellious poster art, anti -comics, code comix, and freak show fine art - and unlock a box full of very dangerous looking toys. Their passionately compiled illustrated history of underground art, in all of its many beautifully warped guises, will further thrill those who are already enraptured by its uncanny charms, and amaze those who were previously unaware of its existence. -- Savage Pencil, artist, UK ...an all-encompassing manual for the art of graphic subcultures. ...insightful and darkly humorous Now Then a lesson in seditious and subversive visual art and design. Design Week a fabulous book Total Tattoo compelling, teasing out links between different movements through interviews with some of the key figures. Choice Magazine From the Angry Young Men to punk and beyond, the story of the alternative cultures that have blossomed over the past 60 years or more can be told through their oppositional, provocative art, which is why Suzy Prince and Ian Lowey's The Graphic Art of the Underground is so compelling, teasing out links between different movements through interviews with some the key figures. Choice Magazine The story of the alternative cultures that have blossomed over the past 60 years or more can be told through their oppositional, provocative art, which is why ... The Graphic Art of the Underground is so compelling, teasing out links between different movements through interviews with some of the key figures Choice MagazineVom Verlag:
The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History showcases the visual art and design that has emanated from a series of iconoclastic, underground youth movements within Western pop culture since the 1950s, and which have challenged the perceived social and cultural complacency of the establishment. As such, it takes the reader on a colourful and provocative journey through the art of Californian custom car decoration (Kustom Kulture), psychedelia, underground comix and countercultural magazines, punk graphics, Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist art, designer vinyl toys and indie crafting. In doing so, it draws upon the work of an array of artistic figures - many of whose lives have proved as colourful as their work - such as Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth, Kenny 'Von Dutch' Howard (who gave his name posthumously to an internationally successful clothing brand), Robert Williams, Robert Crumb, Frank Kozik, Jamie Reid, Gee Vaucher, James Cauty, Barney Bubbles and Banksy, among numerous others.
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Buchbeschreibung Bloomsbury Academic Sep 2014, 2014. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 302x212x27 mm. Neuware - A showcase of the visual art and design from a series of iconoclastic, postwar youth movements. With extensive interviews, an entertaining and informative text and visually stunning collection of provocative graphics, this is dazzling journey through counterculture. 272 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780857858184