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Peace: 50 Years of Protest, 1958-2008

by Barry Miles
£25.00   hardback  Anova Books (2008)

Peace: 50 Years of Protest, 1958-2008 by Barry Miles It's probably the most commonly used symbol of protest in the world, instantly recognised as everywhere as the universal sign for Peace and in 2008 it will be 50 years old.
 
The book tells the story of the enduring power of what was originally designed as the offical sign for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in England. The symbol was first drawn on on home-made banners and badges in 1958, when CND was launched at a public meeting in London, but has since been apropriated by scores of different protest movements, from hippies in 1960s America the first to use it to represent 'peace' to feminists and anarchist punks. In 2008 just as it was 50 years earlier, the CND logo is re-created at anti-nuclear demonstrations the world over.
 
This unique volume combines the written history of modern popular protest with a range of fantastic photographs of the diverse ways and places that the symbol has been used.

ISBN 13: 9781843404576 | ISBN 10: 1843404575