Eduardo Paolozzi - the Jet Age Compendium: Paolozzi at Ambit 1967-1980 is a paperback book that reproduces Eduardo Paolozzi’s contributions to British literary magazine Ambit, along with magazine covers, poems and advertisements that originally appeared alongside the artist’s work.
From 1967 up until his death, the artist used its pages as a space for some of his most experiments and innovative creations pushing at the boundary between text and image. Collages, visual essays, and fragments from novels, drawing on pop culture images from newspapers, magazines, and advertisements.
Reprinted in their entirety for the first time, Paolozzi's works for Ambit tackle the war in Vietnam, the acceleration of Japanese technology, and the utopias of mass advertising. The book is housed in a sleeve that also contains an essay written by David Brittain which puts Paolozzi's work for the magazine into context.
Scottish artist, Eduardo Paolozzi (7 March 1924 – 22 April 2005), was born in Leith near Edinburgh. He is best known for his pioneering developments in the iconic Pop Art movement, but he is also widely considered for his bronze sculptures, screenprints and collages. Paolozzi was particularly interested in the mass media and in science and technology and studied in Edinburgh, London and spent two years in Paris from 1947 – 1949. Alongside teaching at various art schools, Paolozzi developed his artistic practices in printmaking and sculptures and gained worldwide recognition for his incredible artwork.