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PROTEST! A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics

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Editor: Liz McQuiston
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Publication: 2019, First Edition
Binding: Hardcover, section sewn
Pages: 286
Size: 240 x 295
Text: English

(Summary) 'Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spread through the environment: all have played their part. These agitational images represent a power struggle; a rebellion against an established order and a call to arms, or a passionate cry of concern for a cause.

The book begins in the 16th century and then travels through decades and centuries of graphics: protesting against the miseries of war; satirising the foibles of royalty, politicians, religions, and society in general; calling for an end to racial discrimination and apartheid; demanding freedom from tyranny and dictatorships; struggling for LGBTQ+ rights; and, finally, attending to 21st-century concerns and Trumpisms.

Encompassing an astounding breadth of emotion - from hilarious satire to utter horror - Protest! is a tribute to the liberating concept of hard-won 'freedom of speech' throughout history, and which still has agency in current times.'

Condition: Very Good. All titles are used and show shelf ware consistent with age. Light rubbing to cover.

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