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Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture

Christian Bjone
Item #: D61142
Format: Flexi-binding
Pages/Publication Date: 96 / 2014
Publisher: Images Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781864705249
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It is not far wrong to characterize postmodernist architect Philip Johnson as the Andy Warhol of architecture, as this lucid monograph makes clear. In the world of modern art, the idea of appropriation, or the conscious manipulation of the recognized work of another artist, is accepted as a legitimate strategy in criticism of the tradition of art authorship. Johnson consistently dealt with the concept of appropriation and used it as a design strategy in his buildings, influencing art and design as well as architecture during the latter 20th century. Illustrated on every page, the book surveys Johnson's entire career, in context with other talented appropriators.

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