Protest! A History of Social and Political Graphics [book review]

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Maggie Murphy, Associate Professor, Art & Design Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Protest! A History of Social and Political Graphics is the latest book by Liz McQuiston, whose earlier works, including Graphic Agitation: Social and Political Graphics Since the Sixties (Phaidon, 1995) and Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century (Phaidon, 2015), tread similar grounds. Protest! charts the history of the use of graphics in political and social protest as a timeline of illustrated highlights, from the earliest reproducible images criticizing the Catholic Church in the sixteenth century, to slick graphics protesting issues such as police brutality, climate inaction, and corporate greed in the present day.

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ARLIS/NA Reviews
Language: English
Date: 2020
book review, art criticism, graphic art

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