See Red Women's Workshop

Author: Prue Stevenson,Susan Mackie,Anne Robinson (Artist),Jess Baines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909829077

Category: Political posters, English

Page: 167

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A feminist silkscreen poster collective founded in London in 1974 by three former art students, the See Red Women's Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humor and bold, colorful graphics, See Red expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change.

Eyeball Cards

Author: William Hogan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909829084

Category: Design

Page: 192

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From the hiss and crackle of Britain?s CB radio heyday, only Eyeball cards remain. These are the mysterious business cards of ?breakers? exchanged when British CB enthusiasts would meet up in person after chatting on the airwaves. These alternate identities are sometimes amusing, occasionally mundane, dark or bawdy, but always personal creations ? flotsam from a more innocent analogue world. This book is the first to document this late 70s and early 80s sub culture and presents hundreds of the funniest, strangest and most intriguing Eyeball cards from across the UK


Author: Helen Hester

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 150952066X

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 3544

In an era of accelerating technology and increasing complexity, how should we reimagine the emancipatory potential of feminism? How should gender politics be reconfigured in a world being transformed by automation, globalization and the digital revolution? These questions are addressed in this bold new book by Helen Hester, a founding member of the 'Laboria Cuboniks' collective that developed the acclaimed manifesto 'Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation'. Hester develops a three-part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti-naturalism, and gender abolitionism. She elaborates these ideas in relation to assistive reproductive technologies and interrogates the relationship between reproduction and futurity, while steering clear of a problematic anti-natalism. Finally, she examines what xenofeminist technologies might look like in practice, using the history of one specific device to argue for a future-oriented gender politics that can facilitate alternative models of reproduction. Challenging and iconoclastic, this visionary book is the essential guide to one of the most exciting intellectual trends in contemporary feminism.

UFO Drawings from the National Archives

Author: David Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909829091

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 5535

Originally set up after a request from Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence?s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky from observant members of the public. As well as letters and official reports, the UFO files contain photographs, drawings and even paintings of these curious sightings. 0David Clarke has selected examples from The National Archives to present a history of British UFO art and the remarkable stories behind these images, including an alien craft on the A1, flying saucers over Hampstead, and a spaceship landing at a primary school in Macclesfield.

Seeing Power

Art and Activism in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Nato Thompson

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612190456

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6113

In our chaotic world of co-opted imagery, does art still have power? A fog of images and information permeates the world nowadays: from advertising, television, radio, and film to the glut produced by the new economy and the rise of social media . . . where even our friends suddenly seem to be selling us the ultimate product: themselves. Here, Nato Thompson—one of the country’s most celebrated young curators and critics—investigates what this deluge means for those dedicated to socially engaged art and activism. How can anyone find a voice and make change in a world flooded with such pseudo-art? How are we supposed to discern what’s true in the product emanating from the ceaseless machine of consumer capitalism, a machine that appropriates from art history, and now from the methods of grassroots political organizing and even social networking? Thompson’s invigorating answers to those questions highlights the work of some of the most innovative and interesting artists and activists working today, as well as institutions that empower their communities to see power and reimagine it. From cooperative housing to anarchist infoshops to alternative art venues, Seeing Power reveals ways that art today can and does inspire innovation and dramatic transformation . . . perhaps as never before.

Dot Dot Dot 7

Author: Stuart Bailey,Peter Bilak

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9789077620014

Category: Architecture

Page: 104

View: 7426

Dot Dot Dot is not your father's design magazine -- a high-gloss tombstone with decontextualized, overproduced work by the "usual suspects." Instead, what you'll find is a groundbreaking journal that fills a longstanding gap in graphic arts publishing: a venue for creative, interdisciplinary journalism on subjects that affect the way we think about and make design. We're proud to add it to our growing catalog of books and journals. For each issue, Dot Dot Dot invites a multidiscipllinary group of contributors to both write and design pieces about the past, present, and future of visual culture. Smart, passionate, and imaginatively designed, Dot Dot Dot is for graphic designers and anyone interested in the creative practice of the visual arts. Issue 7 includes "The Problem with Posters" by Rob Giampietro, "Mexico 1968/Rotterdam 2003" by Peter Bilak, "'Landy's (Failed) Gesture' and the General Intellect" by J.J. King, "The Every Day Story of Flesh-Eating, Blood-Sucking Freaks" by Steve Rushton (with John Russell), "Eno and the Long Now" by Michael Bracewell (with Brian Eno and Lucy McKenzie), and "Writing on Money" by Paul Elliman, among others.

Poster Workshop 1968-1971

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909829107

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 557

From 1968 to 1971, anyone could drop in to the basement in Camden Town and commission a poster from the Poster Workshop. In walked workers on strike, tenants associations, civil rights groups and liberation movements from all over the world. Inspired by the Atelier Populaire, set up in Paris in May 1968, the posters were made quickly to respond to what was needed, on a great number of themes: Vietnam, Northern Ireland, housing, workers rights, and revolution. The Poster Workshop thrived on the energy generated by the belief that huge changes were possible, through movements for equality, civil rights, freedom and revolution. It was an expression of that time - of excitement, change and hope.

Angry White People

Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right

Author: Hsiao-Hung Pai

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783606940

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2102

'An enlightening, thoughtful and intelligent study.' The Independent There is a new anger brewing in Britain. In the pubs and estates, the cafes and football stadiums, the mood is unsettled. People kick back increasingly against whoever or whatever is presented as the latest scapegoat. Delving deep into the day-to-day of the most marginalized section of the white working class, Angry White People offers an unparalleled survey of this anxious, uncertain, febrile Britain. From far-right street fighters to UKIP activists, Hsiao-Hung Pai conducts a fantastically daring investigation. Amongst those she follows are Darren, a Lutonian who helped found the English Defence League (EDL) but is now a dedicated anti-racist Labour activist, and Tommy Robinson, infamous founder of the EDL, whom Pai observes changing from a young, foul-mouthed kid to a suited-and-booted Oxford Union guest speaker. Uncovering disturbing levels of racism in our society which must be confronted, Pai also identifies legitimate concerns arising from exclusion and inequality in a post-industrial economy. Angry White People is the essential account of social discontent in Britain today.

In Loving Memory of Work

A Visual Record of the UK Miners' Strike 1984-85

Author: Craig Oldham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957134294

Category: Coal Strike, Great Britain, 1984-1985

Page: 172

View: 3695


Race and Photography

Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence, 1876-1980

Author: Amos Morris-Reich

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022632091X

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 6831

Race and Photography studies the changing function of photography from the 1870s to the 1940s within the field of the “science of race,” what many today consider the paradigm of pseudo-science. Amos Morris-Reich looks at the ways photography enabled not just new forms of documentation but new forms of perception. Foregoing the political lens through which we usually look back at race science, he holds it up instead within the light of the history of science, using it to explore how science is defined; how evidence is produced, used, and interpreted; and how science shapes the imagination and vice versa. Exploring the development of racial photography wherever it took place, including countries like France and England, Morris-Reich pays special attention to the German and Jewish contexts of scientific racism. Through careful reconstruction of individual cases, conceptual genealogies, and patterns of practice, he compares the intended roles of photography with its actual use in scientific argumentation. He examines the diverse ways it was used to establish racial ideologies—as illustrations of types, statistical data, or as self-evident record of racial signs. Altogether, Morris-Reich visits this troubling history to outline important truths about the roles of visual argumentation, imagination, perception, aesthetics, epistemology, and ideology within scientific study.


101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America

Author: Kathy Shorr

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 9781576878330

Category: Photography

Page: 136

View: 3553

The increasing ubiquity of gun violence has unfortunately become the normacross the world, and particularly in the United States, where we have begun to hear abouthorror after horror on an almost daily basis. It has now started toproduce a numbing effect, a helplessness that allows us to hear the news and say, "Here we go again," and put it out of our mind. Gun violence is now something weexpect to happen. The goal of SHOT is to focus attention on the survivors of gun violence peoplewho have been shot and survived the experience. From across the United States, survivors from all races, many ethnicities, and from ages 8 80, including high andlow-profile shootings. These are the united faces of "survivorhood" 101images of 101 different, relatable people who have gone throughthis life altering experience. The majority of portraits are taken at the locations of the shootings. This adds another dimension to SHOT as most of these locations are banal, "normal"places we all visit: shopping centers, places of entertainment, churches, neighborhood streets, gyms, movie theaters, etc. Many of the shootings occur in the survivors' homes or in their cars. Shootings occur everywhere.Gun owners and NRAmembers are also included.It is not meant tobe polarizing, but rather to connect us to each other. SHOT allows us to explore the truth about the lived experience of gun violence in America."

Why We March

Signs of Protest and Hope--Voices from the Women's March

Author: Artisan

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658342

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 6213

National Bestseller On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity. This inspiring collection features 500 of the most eloquent, provocative, uplifting, clever, and creative signs from across the United States and around the world. Each is a powerful reminder of why we march. As with the recent battle cry of “Nevertheless, she persisted,” these messages continue to reverberate daily and fortify a movement that will not be silenced. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Viking Economics

How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too

Author: George Lakey

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 6898

Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something. In Viking Economics—perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.

Design and Democracy. Modes of Criticism 3

Author: Francisco Laranjo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789491677779


Page: 96

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Modes of Criticism' is a design criticism journal published annually. It was created in the context of Francisco Laranjo?s research at the London College of Communication, which sought to develop design methods for a critical design practice with attention to the emergence of recent terminology such as critical design, design fiction and speculative design within graphic design. 'Modes of Criticism' addresses a gap in design discourse in relation to these terms, their history, methods and criticism. It examines what is meant by ?criticality? in design, and works towards the politicisation of its discourse and practice.0.

R Programming and Its Applications in Financial Mathematics

Author: Shuichi Ohsaki,Jori Ruppert-Felsot,Daisuke Yoshikawa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351649868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 3917

This book provides an introduction to R programming and a summary of financial mathematics. It is not always easy for graduate students to grasp an overview of the theory of finance in an abstract form. For newcomers to the finance industry, it is not always obvious how to apply the abstract theory to the real financial data they encounter. Introducing finance theory alongside numerical applications makes it easier to grasp the subject. Popular programming languages like C++, which are used in many financial applications are meant for general-purpose requirements. They are good for implementing large-scale distributed systems for simultaneously valuing many financial contracts, but they are not as suitable for small-scale ad-hoc analysis or exploration of financial data. The R programming language overcomes this problem. R can be used for numerical applications including statistical analysis, time series analysis, numerical methods for pricing financial contracts, etc. This book provides an overview of financial mathematics with numerous examples numerically illustrated using the R programming language.

Titania and Oberon

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911595415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 1538

A gorgeous reissue of this classic tale, originally published in 1945. “Her bed was a bank of wild thyme where oxlips and violets grew; a canopy of roses and honeysuckle hung over her head." Titania, the Fairy Queen, and Oberon, King of the Fairies, fall into a quarrel about who should have charge of a little changeling boy. Oberon and his servant, Puck, cast a spell which causes Titania to fall magically in love with Nick Bottom, a weaver who has been given the head of a donkey. Oberon sees the error of his ways and seeks a way to reverse the spell and restore harmony. This is a a gorgeous reissue of this classic tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, originally published in 1945. This book is lavishly illustrated by paintings from Phyllis Bray, member of the London Group, making it an ideal first introduction to Shakespeare's work for children.

Come Alive!

The Spirited Art of Sister Corita

Author: Corita,Julie Ault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954502522

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 9716

At 18, Corita Kent (1918-1986) entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to devote herself to making her own work. Over a thirty-five-year career she made watercolors, posters, books and banners--and most of all, serigraphs--in an accessible and dynamic style that appropriated techniques from advertising, consumerism and graffiti. The earliest of it, which she began showing in 1951, borrowed phrases and depicted images from the Bible; by the 1960s, she was using song lyrics and publicity slogans as raw material. Eschewing convention, she produced cheap, readily available multiples, including a postage stamp. Her work was popular but largely neglected by the art establishment--though it was always embraced by such design luminaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller and Saul Bass. More recently, she has been increasingly recognized as one of the most innovative and unusual Pop artists of the 1960s, battling the political and religious establishments, revolutionizing graphic design and making some of the most striking--and joyful--American art of her era, all while living and practicing as a Catholic nun. This first study of her work, organized by Julie Ault on the twentieth anniversary of Kent's death, with essays by Ault and Daniel Berrigan, is the first to examine this important American outsider artist's life and career, and contains more than 90 illustrations, many of which are reproduced for the first time, in vibrant, and occasionally Day-Glo, color.