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The world exists to be put on a postcard : artists' postcards from 1960 to now / Jeremy Cooper

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 741.683 COO (Text) 78551000542461 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780500480434
  • ISBN: 0500480435
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2019

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General Note:
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the British Museum, February 7-August 4, 2019
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Artists' work with postcards: definition and significance -- 1. 1960s and 1970s -- 2. Graphic postcards -- 3. Postcard invitations -- 4. Political postcards -- 5. Altered postcards -- 6. Portrait postcards -- 7. Sets of postcards -- 8. Composite postcards -- 9. Recent postcards -- Notes -- Further reading and acknowledgments -- List of illustration references -- Picture credits -- Index
Summary, etc.:
Postcards are often bought quickly and disposed of without much thought. Artists' postcards, however, from the 1960s onwards, are a significant part of the history of contemporary art. The ready familiarity of a tourist postcard means it has rich potential to be subverted, with recognizable images appropriated or manipulated for political, satirical, revolutionary or playful intent. The only requirement is that it fits through a letterbox and, unlike traditional works of art, requires nothing more than a stamp for it to be seen on the other side of the world. Being made of everyday material, postcards invite handling, ask to be included in our lives, picked up, turned over and shown to friends. The inexpensiveness of production encourages artists to experiment with their design
Subject: Postcards > History
Postcards as art material > History

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