- Hardcover: 624 pages
- Publisher: Phaidon Press (20 Mar. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0714849804
- ISBN-13: 978-0714849805
- Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 5.7 x 29.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Andy Warhol ''Giant'' Size: Large Format Hardcover – 20 Mar 2009
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'With its beautiful layouts, pin-sharp reproductions and sparkling texts, this enormous 15-pound book is worth every penny of its price...The volume covers both Warhol's numerous accomplishments (in commercial illustration, advertising, painting, film) and his transformation of the New York art scene so thoroughly that even fans will gain new appreciation for Warhol's enduring influence.' (Publishers Weekly)
'A fresh insight into the private world of the ultimate showman.' (Sunday Times)
'What’s almost as good as having an Andy Warhol print on your wall? Having a huge coffee-table book stuffed full of hundreds of his photographs.' (Sunday Telegraph)
'Giant-sized genius … a must-have for all you size queens.' (Attitude)
'Giant is as close as most of us will get to owning a piece of pop art.' (Dazed & Confused)
'This Texas-sized tome is actually packed with serious research and writing ... the photographs and reproductions are sumptuous for their scale alone. Our favourite element is the accompanying ephemera, from ticket stubs, invoices and party invitations, to personal notes from celebrities such as Diana Vreeland and Halston. Giant is an archive in book form, a now essential addition to the Warhol canon. Just don't try to read it in bed!' (Kultureflash, www.kultureflash.net )
'As big as an old family bible and only marginally less instructive, though you won't find polaroids of drag queens and male nudes in the Good Book.' (Scottish Sunday Herald, (Sunday Herald magazine))
'Sheer visual pageantry.' (The Spectator)
'The book's full-size reproductions and breadth of references draw the reader into the small-print of Warhol's world.' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Highly desirable ... a work of art in itself. It's a huge, heavy, beautifully designed object, oozing class and cool from every page .... may be the ultimate coffee table book.' (Heat)
'Will thrill any Pop Art fan.' (RA (Royal Academy of Arts) magazine)
'a visual feast which can be read or just perused for a fuller appreciation of the artist whose favoured style was 'to get it exactly wrong.'
(The Good Book Guide)
'truly astonishing ... A work of art in itself, the epic portfolio has the wow factor in spades!'
About the Author
Dave Hickey is a freelance writer of fiction and cultural criticism, curator, and lecturer who has been affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 1992. He has written for most major American cultural publications including The Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Interview, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.
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It measures 17" x 13" x 2.25" and weighs over 4 pounds.Its not one to have on your lap for any length of time.
In 1948, Andy Warhol produced his very first commercial illustration, which is here too. His early line drawings are shown, as well as mementos from a 1956 trip to Europe and Asia. As early as 1957, his distinctive style is starting to become evident, as in a line drawing "Standing Male Torso."
There is a polite letter of rejection from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, dated 1956, after he had submitted a drawing of a shoe, but by 1960 he was earning royalties from MOMA for cards he was selling through the museum.
By 1961, we see images of Superman and Dick Tracy, and his trademark screenprint repeated images appear in 1962, of the iconic Campbells soup cans, and of Warren Beatty, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, and Jackie Kennedy all caught his attention around this time.
The Death and Disaster series followed, with images of the electric chair, air disaster, poisoning victims, suicide, and car accident victims.Read more ›
Now this smaller edition came out, it a good size A4 The pictures look still great even if they are a little smaller,
I love this version and it is still a HB
Nerver saw so many pictures of Andy in one book.
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Amazing Heavyweight book, in my eye Warhol epitomises the modern art world of his time and a little of now in modern day ,an eye opener and interesting selection of art, glad I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by newtonslife
Perfect. Among the best byus I have ever made. Love it. The most detailed written book for Andy. Love itPublished 22 months ago by Magda
Great price for a great book.Warhol the man, the art, the movies has always fascinated me,and this book is a fine tribute to a truly original. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2013 by John
An incredible book. Page after page after page of Andy's paintings & drawings, plus LOTS of photographs & related ephemera, all reproduced on lovely glossy stock. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2012 by R. Rooksby
lovely thick book, proper coffee table style book-full of images, some i had not seen before. Im a Warhol fan, and this is worth the money!Published on 22 May 2011 by fizz girl