Richard Hamilton Edited by Mark Godfrey, Paul Schimmel and Vicente Todoli
4to. pp. 352. profusely illustrated. wrs. London: Tate, 2015.
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
ISBN-10: 1849762597 / ISBN-13: 9781849762595
A founding figure of pop art and one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, Richard Hamilton (1922–2011) continued to experiment and innovate over a 60-year career. This book spans the full scope of Hamilton’s output, exploring his relationship to design, painting, photography, and television, as well as his engagement and collaborations with other artists. Featured here are seminal works such as the era-defining Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? (1956) and the depiction of Mick Jagger in the iconic Swingeing London 67, as well as many other images. The book also showcases wider contemporary
issues and political subjects in Hamilton’s work, including the Kent State shootings and the IRA “dirty protests.” Including more than 250 full-color illustrations, this will be the definitive volume on Hamilton’s work for years to come.