Phaidon, the world’s premiere publisher of books on the visual arts, is moving into digital publishing with modern artist monographs from the Phaidon Focus series available exclusively on the iBooks Store.
The Phaidon Focus series offers accessible, authoritative, and thought-provoking introductions to modern masters of the art world. Cleanly presented and easy to navigate, the new Phaidon Focus multi-touch books allow readers to seamlessly move between a chronology of the artist’s career and ten essays illuminating particular works, styles, and themes. Added functionality comes in the form of image zooming, rotating galleries, and a useful interactive glossary.
DISCOVER: A chronology introduces the artist’s work and provides context, while an interactive glossary offers additional clarity
EXPLORE: Navigate among essays for an in-depth look at themes, styles and work periods
GET UP CLOSE: Enlarge artworks and photographs for a stunning detailed view
BROWSE: View interactive image galleries
About the book:
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) captured the popular culture of his age through his iconic drawings, paintings, films and prints. He made as great an impact on the art world as any of his contemporaries, ushering in a fundamental transformation in our visual culture to the mediated image. Yet perhaps his greatest work was his own identity; in his quest for fame and fortune, Warhol fashioned himself into a media superstar. This illustrated survey spans the entire array of Warhol’s art, from his paintings of Campbell’s soup cans and Brillo boxes to his multiple portraits of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Examining the scene at Warhol’s studio – the famous Factory – as well as his forays into film and multimedia ‘happenings’, this book is the perfect introduction to his life and work.