The world exists to be put on a postcard : artists' postcards from 1960 to now
(Book)

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Contributors
British Museum, host institution.
Published
London : Thames & Hudson, 2019.
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
741.683 COOPE

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Format
Book
Physical Desc
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 23 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780500480434, 0500480435

Notes

General Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the British Museum, February 7-August 4, 2019.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Cooper, J. (2019). The world exists to be put on a postcard: artists' postcards from 1960 to now . Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cooper, Jeremy, 1946-. 2019. The World Exists to Be Put On a Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 to Now. London: Thames & Hudson.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cooper, Jeremy, 1946-. The World Exists to Be Put On a Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 to Now London: Thames & Hudson, 2019.

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Cooper, Jeremy. The World Exists to Be Put On a Postcard: Artists' Postcards From 1960 to Now Thames & Hudson, 2019.

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