Mechanical Reproduction and Political Dissert

Posted: April 18, 2019 in Uncategorized

Princeton University Press: Here’s a sneak peek at our Fall 2019 catalogue, out next week! This page is from Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics, by Liz McQuiston.

Throughout history, artists and citizens have turned to protest art as a means of demonstrating social and political discontent. From the earliest broadsheets in the 1500s to engravings, photolithographs, prints, posters, murals, graffiti, and political cartoons, these endlessly inventive graphic forms have symbolized and spurred on power struggles, rebellions, spirited causes, and calls to arms. Spanning continents and centuries, Protest! presents a major new chronological look at protest graphics.

Beginning in the Reformation, when printed visual matter was first produced in multiples, Liz McQuiston follows the iconic images that have accompanied movements and events around the world.

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