A radical new aesthetic vision by Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn, Design Anarchy takes an unflinching look at contemporary art and design, implicating its seemingly innocuous practices in crimes against our culture and our planet. Equal parts memoir, manifesto, scrapbook and revolutionary design manual, this book is an urgent call for artists, designers, architects and communicators to re-engage with the world, to explore their role in the pollution and future redemption of our mental and physical commons. In the battle for a new kind of meaning, Design Anarchy is 400 pages without precedent.
Design Anarchy examines the historical roots of commercial design culture, the impact of the post-modern sensibility and the problem of aesthetic recuperation. It also takes us on a tour of psychodesign and true cost design, two truly revolutionary schools of design practice and thought.
Richly illustrated with highlights from 15 years of Adbusters design activism, and featuring the work of Banksy, Chris Woods, Andy Goldsworthy, Jeff Wall, Edward Burtynsky, John McWilliams, Ryan McGinness, Andre Serrano, Dah Len, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Goto, Mark Tansey, Mieke Gerritzen, Gregory Crewdson . . .
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