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Andy Warhol ''Giant'' Size


Comprehensive visual biography of Andy Warhol, one of art's greatest personalities.


Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors


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Price: USD$49.95

There is perhaps no artist of the 20th century that is as famous and infamous as Andy Warhol; Andy Warhol "Giant" Size takes its inspiration from the over-the-top quality of Andy Warhol's life, career, and legacy and in a mammoth format and huge extent depicts, in roughly chronological order, the major events, people, works, and moments in the life of an artist who continues to be endlessly fascinating to those inside and outside of the art world. Now available in a new format.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 221 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 in)
Pages: 624 pp
Illustrations: 2000 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714849805

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.

"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

"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

"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

"Dazzling."—Elle

"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!"—Film Review

"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

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