Embodied Visions

Bridget Riley, Op Art and the Sixties
By Frances Follin

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2004 in association with Thames & Hudson.

ISBN: 978 0 500976 43 2

Dimensions: 23.3 x 17 cm | 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 in

Pages: 264 pp, 53 b&w ill

Far from being the peripheral art form that some later accounts have presented, Riley’s work had a central place in contemporary cultural debates and is a point of focus at which many strands of art and cultural history come together.


They relate in subtle and unexpected ways to much of the other art of the period – from the legacy of Jackson Pollock to later developments in Postmodernism – whilst also correlating with areas of culture outside art, such as the ‘space race’ and the emerging countercultural movements.