Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Pop Art books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- Pop Art: A Critical History (Documents of Twentieth-Century Art) (1997)
- History of Modern Art (2003)
- 19th-Century Art (2004)
- The World is a Text (4th Edition) (2011)
- Popular Culture (2015)
- Art History, Volume 2 (4th Edition) (2010)
- Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon (2016)
- Discovering The Humanities (2012)
- The Theatre Experience, 12th Edition (2010)
- ¡VIVA!: Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas (Praxis: Theory in Action) (2011)
- Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers (4th Edition) (2010)
- The Art of Democracy 2nd Edition: A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States (2002)
Pop Art: A Critical History (Documents of Twentieth-Century Art) (1997)
Pop Art: A Critical History chronicles one of the most controversial art movements of the century. The anthology draws from a great range of sources, from the leading art magazines and art historical journals to newspapers and news magazines such as the New York Times, Life, and Newsweek. What emerges from this rich cross-section of critical and journalistic commentary is a fascinating view of the tumultuous rise of Pop art and its establishment as a major force in contemporary art.
History of Modern Art (2003)
Long considered the survey of modern art, this edition retains its encyclopedic nature and chronological approach, but comes thoroughly reworked by Michael Bird—an experienced art history editor and writer—with refreshing new analyses, a considerably expanded picture program, and a more absorbing and unified narrative.
19th-Century Art (2004)
Originally published twenty years ago, Nineteenth Century Art, Second Edition remains true to the original, with its superior survey of Western painting and sculpture presented in four historical parts, beginning in 1776 and ending with the dawn of the new century. This book draws on the historical documentation of the period, tracing the dynamics of the making and viewing of art, and examining the reciprocal influences of art and technology, art and politics, art and literature, art and music.
The World is a Text (4th Edition) (2011)
This full-color, richly illustrated cultural studies reader directly engages the process of reading and writing about the “texts” one sees in everyday life.
Popular Culture (2015)
Danesi employs the lens of history to explore the relationship between popular culture’s content and the means by which it is delivered. The third edition features new chapters on the commercial context of pop culture and explicitly focused on digital culture, as well as exercises and discussion prompts to deepen understanding.
Art History, Volume 2 (4th Edition) (2010)
ART HISTORY provides students with the most student-friendly, contextual, and inclusive art history survey text on the market. These hallmarks make ART HISTORY the choice for instructors who seek to actively engage their students in the study of art. This new edition of ART HISTORY is the result of a happy and productive collaboration between two scholar-teachers (Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cot…
Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon (2016)
Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at the painting tools, methods, and inspirations of one of the top artists working in the growing field of Pop Surrealism. For the first time, beloved best-selling author and artist Camilla d’Errico pulls back the curtain to give you exclusive insights on topics from the paints and brushes she uses and her ideal studio setup, to the dreams, notions, and pop culture icons that fuel the creation of her hauntingly beautiful Pop Surrealist paintings.
Discovering The Humanities (2012)
Corners are slightly worn from use. Besides that, it is in very good condition.
The Theatre Experience, 12th Edition (2010)
The re-imagined twelfth edition of The Theatre Experience is students’ ticket to the best seat in the house. From Broadway to makeshift theater spaces around the world, the author demonstrates the active and lively role they play as audience members by engaging them in the collaborative and creative processes behind and in front of the curtain.
¡VIVA!: Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas (Praxis: Theory in Action) (2011)
Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.This compelling collection of inspiring case studies from community arts projects in five countries will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA!
Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: Arts Integration for Classroom Teachers (4th Edition) (2010)
The new edition of this best-selling text on arts-based teaching redefines literacy in light of the 21st century need for multiple literacies. Creating Meaning through Literature and the Arts: An Integration Handbook for Teachers, 4th Edition provides teachers with an Arts Integration Blueprint, comprised of 10 building blocks for arts-based instruction that includes collaborative unit planning, best arts-based teaching practices, and assessment for learning.
The Art of Democracy 2nd Edition: A Concise History of Popular Culture in the United States (2002)
“Cullen’s strength comes from his understanding of how the different strands of American society intertwine in imaginative, unpredictable ways The shape and vitality of pop culture’s next era will depend, at least in part, on commentators like Cullen.”—Washington Post Book World “A thoroughly engaging look at American culture Cullen’s articulate prose is spiced with wicked wit and he loves a good story
Best Pop Art Books That Will Hook You
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Systems, Decision and Control in Energy IV: Volume IІ. Nuclear and Environmental Safety
Author(s): Artur Zaporozhets, Oleksandr Popov
ID: 3638085, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf
Culture: The Story of Us, From Cave Art to K-Pop
Author(s): Martin Puchner
ID: 3639082, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2023, Size: 16 Mb, Format: epub
Soundscapes: Humans and Their Acoustic Environment
Author(s): Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, André Fiebig, Joseph A. Sisneros, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay
ID: 3710195, Publisher: Springer-ASA Press, Year: 2023, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.