Berkeley: University of California, 1968. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"[Paolozzi] conceives an ultimate stage where there will be no discernible distinction between art and science, when pure art and pure science will be synonymous. He foresees a time when every artist will have a computer in his studio, and the artist will be essentially a programmer." Exhibition catalog for Scottish artist Paolozzi's first definitive print retrospective, showcasing silkscreens and litographs that blend together Pop culture references and technological imagery. Prior to this body of work. Paolozzi's prolific career was comprised mostly of collages and sculptures that aesthetically preempted key characteristics of Pop Art by almost a decade, later earning him the reputation of the "godfather of pop art." He abandoned much of his previous aesthetic when he discovered wallpaper, textiles and homeware, allowing him to create a new visual language rooted in applied art and science. With biography, list of shows and exhibition checklist. Illustrated with reproductions in color and black-and-white. Light wear to wraps, corners lightly bumped. Near fine. Item #2826