American Dream: pop to the present, the fascinating book published to accompany the exhibition of the same name. Available at the special Museum price of £15.00.
Illustrated with more than 200 key works by almost 70 influential artists, this book reveals the unprecedented scale, boldness and ambition of American printmaking since the 1960s.
American Dream: pop to the present presents an overview of the extraordinarily vibrant period of American printmaking, from the early 1960s when the medium experienced a dynamic resurgence to its popularity today.
The book traces the way leading artists have experimented with new materials and new techniques to reflect their central concerns. From pop art through the rise of minimalism, conceptual art and photorealism in the 1970, to the engagement with issues such as race, AIDS and feminism right to the present day.
Artists featured include Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Ed Ruscha, as well as more
About the authors
Stephen Coppel is curator of modern prints and drawings at the British Museum.
Catherine Daunt is Monument Trust project curator at the British Museum.
Susan Tallman is editor-in-chief of the journal Art in Print.