Eduardo Paolozzi: the Jet Age Compendium

Author(s): Eduardo Paolozzi

contemporary art

From 1967 up until his recent death, the British sculptor and Pop art innovator Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) used the pages of the innovative British literary magazine Ambit as a space for some of his most experimental creations, collapsing the boundary between text and image with Pop abandon. His Ambit works--collages, visual essays and fragments from novels, pop culture images from newspapers, magazines and advertisements--tackle such subjects as the war in Vietnam, the acceleration of Japanese technology and the mirages of mass advertising. Housed in a funky Day-Glo plastic slip cover with silkscreened title, and printed on a variety of paper stocks, The Jet Age Compendium reprints these works in their entirety for the first time. A 28-page booklet by David Brittain inserted into the slip cover celebrates these works and discusses Paolozzi's relationship to writers associated with Ambit such as J.G. Ballard.


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General Fields

  • : 9780954502584
  • : Four Corners Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • : March 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Eduardo Paolozzi
  • : Paperback
  • : 108