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Art Into Pop by Simon Frith and Howard Horne

Art Into Pop by Simon Frith and Howard Horne

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Art Into Pop

by Simon Frith and Howard Horne

Methuen, 1987, [First Edition],  ISBN 041641530X, black and white photographs, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamps to endpapers, tape residue to covers and sticker residue to endpapers, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping to edges and corners, a little discoloration (See photographs)

“Art Into Pop tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on post-war British popular music – from Humphrey Lyttelton to Sade.  Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, Simon Frith and Howard Horne focus on two key moments – the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon and Eric Clapton began to play their own versions of American rock and blues and infected youth music with Bohemian dreams, and the late 1970s, when punk musicians emerged from design courses and fashion departments to disrupt what were, by then, art-rock routines.
Sixties rock Bohemians and seventies pop Situationists were, in their different ways, trying to solve the art students’ perennial problem – how to make a living from their art.  Art into Pop shows how this problem has been shaped by the history of British art education, from its nineteenth-century origins to current arguments about ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ training.”

 

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