Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon

Author(s): Martin Kemp

Non Fiction

Informative, funny, sad, and surprising by turns, this is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icon, taking eleven mega-famous examples, from Christ to the Coke bottle, to see how they arose and how they continue to function.

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Ostensibly dedicated to how an image becomes an icon, this fascinating book is mostly about how a well-trained, curious mind pusues its many enthusiasms and examines its place in time and history. ARTnews an excellent present for erudite friends - Literary Review

Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Introduction; 1. Christ. The True Icon; 2. The Cross; 3. The Heart; 4. The Lion; 5. Mona Lisa; 6. Che; 7. Napalmed and Naked; 8. Stars and Stripes; 9. Coke. The Bottle; 10. DNA; 11. E=mc2; 12. Fuzzy Formulas

General Fields

  • : 9780199581115
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 1.066
  • : October 2011
  • : 249mm X 194mm X 27mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Kemp
  • : Hardback
  • : 704.9
  • : 392
  • : 165 colour halftones