Monthly Archives: April 2013

Andy Warhol: America is Really Beautiful

Everyone can have his or her manifesto of America. But Andy Warhol, as a pop artist, gave a total different and negative manifesto of what is America. In his opinion, America is really beautiful, and is nothing but beautiful. He … Continue reading

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Beyond the Pop Art

In Andy Warhol’s book, America, he focus on expressing his own ideas about The United States of America. As a Pop Artist he talks about the day life aspects, one example is how America lives focusing just in the present. … Continue reading

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“America” in Andy Warhol’s version

Different from the book “Andy Warhol Images” which focuses on the view of other people, Andy shows his own perspective towards America. In this book “America”, Andy convey his idea by dividing parts and showing images. At the first part, … Continue reading

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In-Class Activity: Photos from Daily Life that Represent ‘America’

Richard’s photo received the following writing response from classmates: 1. I guess this picture represents a comfortable and free lifestyle. People enjoy their life and they look like they are enjoying looking at this funny makeup guy. 2. Dear America, … Continue reading

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In-Class Activity: Photos from Daily Life that Represent ‘America’

Cekarri’s photo received the following responses from fellow students: 1. Large land. Large sky. Freedom. 2. Dear Sportive America, I’ve heard that you guys really like football (quarterbacks?). Actually I’m not sure that stadium is for football because I have … Continue reading

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In-Class Activity: Photos from Daily Life that Represent ‘America’

Susan’s photo received the following three writing responses from classmates: 1. Everything is so green. Americans have time to chill in the middle of the day. Not many in the audience are actually looking at the stage. There is a … Continue reading

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In-Class Activity: Photos from Daily Life that Represent ‘America’

Lawrence’s photo received the following three writing responses from classmates: 1. Represents Baseball and the popularity of it in the United States. It has a double meaning too and represents the unhealthy eating habits of the US. 2. Dear America, I’m sorry … Continue reading

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In-Class Activity: Photos from Daily Life that Represent ‘America’

David’s photo received the following writing responses from three classmates: 1. This picture shows some factory-products. I think that it is kind of representative of the USA’s capitalism. 2. Dear America, I feel so sorry that you always produce so … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol, thinker who delivers his own intention through ordinary stuff

Who comes to your mind when you think about a Pop Art? Definitely, Andy Warhol is the most successful and influential person after world war II. He developed a new and innovative concept that is different from luxurious and difficult … Continue reading

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What below the Nothing

The book ‘Andy Warhol Images’ introduces Warhol’s art career and his various works by using quotation of Warhol and his close people. Among many quotations, the part, “I feel I represent the U.S in my art”, was quite interesting because … Continue reading

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Images of Andy Warhol

To compare Andy Warhol to artists like Duchamp and Jackson Pollack would be difficult, since Andy Warhol’s pop style of art falls into its own category.  He doesn’t highlight a certain mood or a certain fantasy, but instead it is … Continue reading

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The unique culture represented by food

The idea that “Nations themselves are typically associated with particular foods” (P123) may be familiar to us. We can make good connections between certain food and certain nations: wine with France, tea with British, whiskey with Scotland and so on. … Continue reading

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Coca Cola as Citizenship

I remember a lot of students wrote down Coca Cola as the thing that represents America the best. This can be fully explained by reading Mark Weiner’s text since it explains the whole process of Coca Cola becoming the national … Continue reading

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What do You Want? An Apple or a Bottle of Coca-Cola?

What will strike on people’s mind today when it comes to identity of America? Maybe in the 1940s or 1950s, just as Roland Barthes says, ‘a totem drink of America’(58, Wine and Milk) , Coca-Cola would get the highest votes … Continue reading

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America from various points of view

In this “America”, the author, Jean Baudrillard, who is a philosopher in France and is famous for the work of “The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures” had a great influence on a number of thinkers in his field. He wrote … Continue reading

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