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Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century

by Liz McQuiston - £24.95  Phaidon Press Ltd (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780714869704 | ISBN 10: 0714869708

An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of how art and design have driven major social and political change in the 21st century.
 
Features the work of over 200 artists, from the famous such as Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey, to the anonymous influencers working through social media.
 
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.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2015)

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