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Lars Müller Publishers

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 448 pgs / 126 color / 73 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 14   

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ISBN 9783037785607 TRADE
List Price: $29.95 CDN $39.95

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PROTEST
50 case studies, including:


TROUBLED PICTURES
The Superhero Photographs of the Black Lives Matter Movement

HANDS UP!
Protest Gestures: An Overview

HAIRY STITCHES
On Adorno, Pussyhats and Sextremism

BUTTONS OF PRIDE, BADGES OF COURAGE, PINS OF PROTEST
A Cheap and Ubiquitous Object Proves Its Might in Fighting for LGBTQIA+ Rights

BY WAY OF MONEY
The Practice of Using Coins and Banknotes to Smuggle and Circulate Messages of Political Opposition

MAKING A MOVEMENT IN THE AGE OF TWITTER
The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

OZ, EAST VILLAGE OTHER, HOTCHA!
The Phenomenon of the Underground Press

INEQUALITY MUST FALL
The South African Student Protests and the Rhetoric of #Fallism

BARGAINING FOR THE FEMALE GAZE
Censorship and Secret Desires in Popular Indian Cinema

“WE GON’ BE ALRIGHT”
The Soundtrack to Black Lives Matter

100 YEARS OF TEAR GAS
A Chemical Weapon Drifts off the Battlefield and into the Streets

...and more

  

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance

Edited by Basil Rogger, Jonas Vögeli, Ruedi Widmer. Text by Michelle Akanji, Friedrich von Borries, Delphine Chapuis, Teju Cole, Hans-Christian Dani, Steven Duncombe, Anna Feigenbaum, Philipp Felsch, Marleen Fitterer, Meret Fischli, Corinne Gisel, Johannes Hedinger, Knut Henkel, Henriette Herm, Larissa Holaschke, Ines Kleesattel, Wolfgang Kraushaar, Wong Chi Lui, Elisio Macamo, Eva Mackensen, Franziska Meierhofer, Tine Melzer, Rabih Mroué, Maybell Eequay Reiter, et al.

Wong Chi Lui's "Raised hands" (2017) is reproduced from 'Protest.'

Resistance: aesthetic tactics from the suffragettes to 1968 to our tumultuous present

"Make Love Not War," "Soyez réalistes, demandez l'impossible," "Keine Macht für Niemanden," "We are the 99%": the history of the last 50 years has been accompanied by a constant flow of statements, practices and declarations of dissatisfaction with regard to the prevailing order.

These slogans mark moments when dissent has been able to reach from the margins of society into its very center—beginning as something mostly unorganized and unruly in real or virtual space, sometimes violent, rarely controllable and suddenly erupting into the mainstream. Masterfully and creatively drawing on contemporary signs and symbols, subverting and transforming them to engender new aesthetics and meanings, the legendary moments of 20th-century protest opened up spaces that eluded control. Irony, subversion and provocation pricked small but palpable pinholes in the controlling systems of rule.

Protest takes a wide-ranging approach to the practice of protest, bringing together contributors from different disciplines and from around the globe. Social, historical, sociological and political-scientific perspectives play as much of a role in this publication as approaches that draw on image theory, popular culture, cultural studies and the arts. Simultaneously historical and contemporary, the book also explores such present-day developments as the virtualization of activism, the relationship of the virtual and the fictional, and the exploitation of these trends in politics by power-holders of all shades. A timely publication, Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance explores marginalized communities' practices of resistance and reflects on the past, present and future of protest.


Wong Chi Lui's "Raised hands" (2017) is reproduced from 'Protest.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Metrosource

Illuminates the meanings, not only in each resistance’s aesthetics, but also in the rich tradition of artistic expression throughout the history of protest movements worldwide.

Kirkus

This comprehensive, smart analysis of the art of protest features art designed to rattle politicians’ or consumers’ nerves but also memorable photography of protests.

Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE BOOK
WAITING FOR TEAR GAS
[white globe to black]
By Allan Sekula

The working idea was to move with the flow of protest, from dawn to 3 a.m. if need be, taking in the lulls, the waiting and the margins of events. The rule of thumb for this sort of anti-photojournalism: no flash, no telephoto zoom lens, no gas mask, no auto-focus, no press pass, and no pressure to grab at all costs the one defining image of dramatic violence.

Later, working at the light table, and reading the increasingly stereotypical descriptions of the new face of protest, I realized all the more that a simple descriptive physiognomy was warranted. The alliance on the streets was indeed stranger, more varied and inspired than could be conveyed by cute alliterative play with "teamsters" and "turtles."

Describe the attitudes of people waiting, unarmed, sometimes deliberately naked in the winter chill, for the gas and the rubber bullets and the concussion grenades. There were moments of civic solemnity, of urban anxiety, and of carnival.

Again, something very simple is missed by descriptions of this as a movement founded in cyberspace: the human body asserts itself in the city streets, against the abstraction of global capital. There was a strong feminist dimension to this testimony, and there was also a dimension grounded in the experience of work. It was the men and women who work on the docks, after all, who shut down the flow of metal boxes from Asia, relying on individual knowledge that there is always another body on the other side of the sea doing the same work, that all this global trade is more than a matter of a mouse-click.

One fleeting hallucination could not be photographed. As the blast of stun grenades reverberated amidst the downtown skyscrapers, someone with a boom box thoughtfully provided a musical accompaniment: Jimi Hendrix's mock-hysterical rendition of the American national anthem. At that moment, Hendrix returned to the streets of Seattle, slyly caricaturing the pumped-up sovereignty of the world's only superpower.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 7/16/2018

Join us at the 2018 SF Art Book Fair!

Join us at the 2018 SF Art Book Fair!

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. July 21 and 22 at the 2018 SF Art Book Fair at the Minnesota Street Project, where we will feature new and classic books by FUEL, Lars Müller and Spector Books, among others, at Booth A5. Preview is Friday evening, July 20, from 6 – 10 PM. Organized by the one and only Erin Dunigan, formerly of ARTBOOK | D.A.P, all events are free and open to the public!
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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/30/2018

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo 2018!

Join ARTBOOK | D.A.P. at Book Expo 2018!

Join us Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, June 1 in Booth #3030 at the Javits Center in New York. Preview major new titles like Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin, the first illustrated book celebrating 50 years since the game-changing band formed; Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance from Lars Müller Publishers; The Swimming Pool in Photography by Hatje Cantz; The Moon: Lunar Art, Literature and Culture from Louisiana Museum; and new monographs on Hilma af Klint and Yayoi Kusama, to name just a few. New publishers include SPBH EDITIONS and Glenstone Museum. This year, our booth will feature blown-up images from David Zwirner Books' stunning Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, and we will be giving away adorable Protest buttons for those who still dare to dream!
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