Nine Abstract Artists, their Work and Theory by Alloway. George Dannatt’s copy.



Nine Abstract Artists, their Work and Theory by Alloway

Slim foolscap 8vo 38pp and 56 full-page plates. Bound in publisher’s original yellow boards with a pictorial dust jacket designed by William Scott. Third volume in the publisher’s Contemporary Art series. Rubbed at spine. George Dannatt’s copy with his pencil annotations.

Size 18.5 x 130cm (7.25 x 5 inches)

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The nine artists of the title are: Robert Adams, Terry Frost, Adrian Heath, Anthony Hill, Roger Hilton, Kenneth Martin, Mary Martin, Victor Pasmore, and William Scott. In the 1950s, Alloway was a leading member of the Independent Group in the United Kingdom. He later worked as a critic and curator in the United States. He coined the term “mass popular art” in the mid-1950s, later shortened to “Pop Art”, to describe art with a basis in the popular culture of its day.

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Publisher: Alec Tiranti,
Date: 1954
Place: London
Book ID: 037001

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