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The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics Paperback – October 1, 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
With a vibrant display of buttons, posters and leaflets that protest the Iraq war, the corporate media, the Israeli military and all points between, this book cuts a wide swath, indeed. Assembled by designer Glaser, best known for his I ? NY logo, and Ilic, a School of Visual Arts instructor and author of several books on design, the book bursts with compelling political designs from all over the world, but it lacks an overall direction and shape. Neither a deeply snoozeriffic foreword by playwright Tony Kushner nor a rambling interview of Glaser by the New York Times' Steven Heller give any clear indication of the books' overall purpose. Not that there aren't images here to make the skin crawl and the blood boil, including a photo montage of victims processed at a Khmer Rouge extermination facility, and silverware superimposed on either side of a cow collapsed in meat factory filth. The most fascinating section of the book focuses on conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, bringing the region's brutal recent history to life with a shocking immediacy and quiet rage. However, despite the book's striking and colorful individual parts, it comes across as a loosely organized compendium of leftist protest paraphernalia.
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"The book's images will test the visual literacy and political awareness of many readers and will challenge preconceptions and assumptions." -- Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2005 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Start at the end of the book, with the interview of Milton Glaser by Steven Hellor, "Dissenting Conditions," and the directory of contributors.
I think this book is a classic work, and I hope the publisher will issue an updated or follow on version at least every five years.
This is a GEM of a book.
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Makes you think, because is based on action. And action based on reality. So is not only about communication a generic idea, but to represent a reality, an issue that a designer was dealing with, probably it was his/her reality.
I saw one review saying that the book is leftist. I wouldn't place it on left or right, though. I think this would be flattening the great array of questions this book poses. It's activist, indeed, and being activist is being on the "left side" for some people. If you are one of those people, maybe this is not the book for you.
... read it and take your own conclusions, that's my best advice.