Graphic Agitation 2: Social and Political Graphics in the Digital Age

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"This book follows on from Graphic Agitation, published by Phaidon in 1993, to look at a range of social and political graphics from the past decade." "The book begins with a survey of political and social graphics in the 1990s, and looks at how, and why, the nature of protest changed in that decade. In particular it examines the impact of the 'digital age', and the profound effect new technologies have had even on non-digital media. There follows a review of protest graphics from the 1960s, '70s and '80s, providing context and featuring
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Overview

"This book follows on from Graphic Agitation, published by Phaidon in 1993, to look at a range of social and political graphics from the past decade." "The book begins with a survey of political and social graphics in the 1990s, and looks at how, and why, the nature of protest changed in that decade. In particular it examines the impact of the 'digital age', and the profound effect new technologies have had even on non-digital media. There follows a review of protest graphics from the 1960s, '70s and '80s, providing context and featuring groundbreaking images from around the world." Reflecting the mix of agitational protest taking place today, Graphic Agitation 2 shows work by both professional designers and non-professional activists on the 'street'. It includes the latest digital media alongside more traditional graphic methods. Graphic Agitation 2 is a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in visual media, politics, and social history.
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In this follow-up to Graphic Agitation (1993), which covered graphic art used to convey messages of protest from the 1960s to the early 1990s, McQuiston, a graphic design teacher and lecturer, picks up with the Gulf War in 1991 and includes material on animal rights, the environment, and the wars in Kosovo and the Middle East. The increasing impact of global capitalism is at the center of the book, linking many of the issues. Both the current volume and its predecessor are unique and effective because they focus on the graphic art of liberal groups and cover a wide international scope. Both feature excellent photo-illustrations, although the graphic design and typography here are somewhat more successful. Those interested in the subject may also want to look at Toby Clark's Art and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century, which places more emphasis on government propaganda, such as that produced by the Soviets and the Nazis. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries.-Eric Linderman, East Cleveland P.L. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714841779
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Legacy of the graphic revolution : highlights from three decades of protest graphics 14
Ch. 1 The new global protest : eco-wars and resistance to capitalism 28
Ch. 2 Satire, subversion, subvertising : striking at corporations, lampooning politicians 76
Ch. 3 Perceptions of war : the Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo and beyond 118
Ch. 4 Fighting for human rights : identities, attitudes and social survival 190
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