1968 is seen as year of seismic political and social change across the globe, with the anti Vietnam War and Civil Rights movements in the US and revolutions and protests in Europe. 'Protest: the Aesthetics of Resistance' published by Lars Muller, examines the idea of protest 50 years on as a vibrant and necessary cultural achievement - needed more now than ever before. Bookended by over 50 pages of iconic poster designs, the main body of this impressive publication is given over to over 50 essays tackling everything from the role of grassroots movements such as Occupy to the networked protest facilitated by social media. Punk symbolism, LGBTQIA rights, Black Lives Matter, the underground press... the content covers a lot of ground and is illuminated all the way with amazing graphic examples. Not just a roll out of what has gone before, or a prettification of action, but a re-examining and a re-think.
beautifully published as always.
Size: 160 x 240mm
Pages: 448 (199 illustrations)
Publisher: Lars Muller