Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century
Author: Liz McQuiston
An exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century featuring works by Ai Wei Wei, Stephen Fairey, Pussy Riot and more. Richly illustrated with over 400 images, this is a visual guide to the most influential and highly politicised imagery of the digital age. Explores themes and issues such as popular uprisings (the Arab Spring, the London Riots) social activism (marriage equality), and environmental crises (Hurricane Katrina), as well as the recent Je Suis Charlie protests Global in outlook, it features exciting work from emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, China and the Middle East, as well as the US and Europe. Complements Phaidon titles Graphic Agitation and Graphic Agitation 2 by providing insight to the art and design shaping today’s global political landscape.
Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 400 illustrations