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The art of controversy : political cartoons and their enduring power
Navasky, Victor S.
Personal Author:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Physical Description:
xxii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
This book offers readers a look at the power of the political cartoon throughout history to enrage, provoke, and amuse. As a former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, the author knows just how incendiary, and transformative, cartoons can be. Here he guides readers through some of the greatest cartoons ever sketched, by such artists as: George Grosz, David Levine, Herblock, Honore Daumier, Thomas Nast, Ralph Steadman, and others, as he asks what makes cartoons so uniquely positioned to affect our minds and our hearts. Drawing on his own enounters with would-be censors, interviews with cartoonists, and historical archives from cartoon museums across the globe, he examines the political cartoon as both art and polemic over the centuries. Incorporating neuroscience, psychology, and a sweeping historical view of the cartoon's evolution, this is a book for all lovers of satire, politics, and the art form of the political cartoon.
General Note:
Includes index.
The cartoon as content -- The cartoon as image -- The cartoon as stimulus -- Caricature -- The Gallery. William Hogarth ; James Gillray ; Francisco Goya ; Charles Philipon ; Honoré Daumier ; Thomas Nast ; Pablo Picasso ; The Masses: Art Young and Robert Minor ; Käthe Kollwitz ; George Grosz ; John Heartfield ; Der Stürmer ; David Low ; Philip Zec ; Victor Weisz (Vicky) ; Bill Mauldin ; Herbert Block (Herblock) ; Al Hirschfeld ; Raymond Jackson (Jak) ; Ralph Steadman ; Robert Edwards ; Naji al-Ali -- Edward Sorel ; Robert Grossman ; Steve Platt and the New Statesman ; The New Yorker images ; Doug Marlette ; Plantu and the Danish Muhammads ; Qaddafi and the Bulgarians ; Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) ; David Levine.
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NC1763.P66 N38 2013 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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