This is Tomorrow
  • exhibition catalogue
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • spiral bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 16.5 x 17 cm.
  • 132 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9780854881864

This is Tomorrow


The Independent Group, Iwona Blazwick, Nayia Yiakoumaki, Reyner Banham, Lawrence Alloway, Nigel Henderson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, William Turnbull, John McHale, Edward Wright

This is Tomorrow


Exhibition catalogue re-issued in conjunction with show held September 9, 2010 - March 6, 2011 and based upon a show originally held August 9 - September 9, 1956. New foreword by Iwona Blazwick and Nayia Yiakoumaki. "'This Is Tomorrow' was a seminal exhibition of art, architecture, music and graphic design that took place at London's Whitechapel Gallery in August 1956. At its core was a room given over to the Independent Group, the proto-Pop collective comprised of (at various stages) the theorists Reyner Banham and Lawrence Alloway, photographer Nigel Henderson and the artists Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, William Turnbull and John McHale. The Independent Group's room premiered works of Op art alongside film posters, collages, murals, films and a jukebox, and was Britain's introduction to the phenomenon later named Pop. The spiralbound catalogue for This Is Tomorrow was designed by Edward Wright and published by Lund Humphries; out of print since 1957, it has since become a much sought-after rarity and a classic of graphic design and postwar visual culture. This facsimile edition is published for the Whitechapel's 2010-11 reconstruction of the 1956 show." -- publisher's statement.

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This Is Tomorrow
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