Bliss Express: Illustrating Happiness / by Althea Chia
Hardcover with French-fold dust jacket. 8-1/2 by 11 inches, 224 full-colour pages, premium Finnish art paper. ISBN 0-9735867-1-0.
CDN$ 54.95

21 of today’s most striking pop artists explore the idea of happiness. From Japan and Korea to China, France and North America, they evoke fashion, rock ’n’ roll, nature, graffiti, movies, money, sex and Sunday morning cartoons in tackling a universal question.

Bringing together vignettes, snatches of conversation, artist biographies and over 280 images, Bliss Express paints the normalities and absurdities of modern life. It is a reel of snapshots of the artists’ visions and obsessions—their unhinged, funny, heartbreaking journey to that elusive inner state of grace.

With essays by Mark Kingwell, philosopher and bestselling author of Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Prozac, and by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong, founders and editors of Giant Robot Magazine.

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