Richard Hamilton's Just what is it that makes today's homes different, so appealing? (1956) where the term Pop was first coined
The original Pop artist, Richard Hamilton has died
. Hamilton's brainier brand of Pop Art began as a form of social commentary inextricably tied to Duchampian existential absurdism but it ended up becoming the dominant mode for understanding the man made environment in the second half of the 20th Century.
Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes has logged its 10th anniversary
. Congratulations on a landmark in arts writing on the internet.
The NY Times had an interesting article on Postmodern design and how some that were responsible aren't that proud of certain milestone elements
. It might not have been the most successful of styles (as the Portland Building
reminds us) but it helped break from the autocratic monolithic aspects that had made Modernist design a bit hard to stomach as well.
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