Pauline Boty: British Pop Art's Sole Sister

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Frances Lincoln
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7.72 X 9.69 X 1.02 inches | 2.45 pounds

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About the Author

Marc Kristal is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, editor, and journalist. He has authored, co-written or contributed to more than forty books, notably Re: Crafted: Interpretations of Craft in Contemporary Architecture and Interiors (2010), Immaterial World: Transparency in Architecture (2011), and The New Old House: Historic and Modern Architecture Combined (2017). His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Wallpaper, Metropolis, and Elle Décor.

He has also written films about contemporary and modern artists, notably Cindy Sherman and Mark Rothko. He is a two-time MacDowell fellow.
"How wonderful that one of those exciting and innovative women artists of the 60s should be recovered and celebrated in this way."
--Julie Christie (actress)
"All the years of [Marc's] work...have made a book that captures the meaning of Pauline's life and work as exactly as is possible."--Caroline Coon (painter)
"I so enjoyed this... Manages to balance the artist, time period and personal life in a very engaging and original way."--Lynn Horsford (film producer)
"Moving, tenderly handled and illuminating... What has clearly been a labour of love."
--Poppy Luard (production designer & art director)
"I am mightily impressed with [the] storytelling, the ease and forward-motion of [the] lively prose, and of course the tales of all three protagonists."--Gordon Rogoff (theatre director & critic)
"In this absorbing biography, a vivid collage of voices, and a masterfully written narrative, combine to restore to prominence the life and work of an entirely remarkable woman."
--Gay Talese (author)

"The Pop artist Pauline Boty was a mysterious beauty glimpsed in glossy British magazines, her work obscured by that beauty, her output cut short by her early death. Marc Kristal's exceptional biography brings back to life one of the most compelling figures of sixties London. With exceptional research, intelligent empathy, a talent for contextualizing those times of change and a felicitous style, he brings the many tragedies of her story and the delicious inventions of her oeuvre into full and rewarding focus. One of the best books of its kind I have ever read."

--Joan Juliet Buck (author)

"I thoroughly enjoyed the book... Most of Pauline's life and the development of Pop Art was new to me and I found it completely absorbing... The book is very nostalgic and brought the Cromwell Road scene back with a bang."

--Margaret Matheson (film producer)
"An astonishing, rich examination of a personality, a character completely thorough and balanced...The descriptions are vivid and faultless in tone and detail...Right in so many ways about [Boty's] feminism and its ambiguities. A brilliant job."
--Richard Hollis (graphic designer)