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Published: 13 October 2011

392 Pages | 165 colour halftones


ISBN: 9780199581115

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Christ to Coke

How Image Becomes Icon

Martin Kemp

  • All the main types of visual icon brought together and illuminated in one book - for the first time
  • Takes eleven supreme and mega-famous examples, from Christ to the Coke bottle, weaving a skilful and entertaining narrative around each one
  • Shows the often weird and wonderful ways in which these images have become transformed in an astonishing variety of contexts, from the Mona Lisa to the double helix of DNA
  • Addresses the fundamental conundrum of what it is that iconic images have in common

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