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Disobedient objects

Disobedient objects

Grindon, Gavin, editor; Flood, Catherine, editor; Victoria and Albert Museum, host institution

'Disobedient Objects' is about out-designing authority. It explores the material culture of radical change and protest - from objects familiar to many, such as banners or posters, to the more militant, cunning or technologically cutting-edge, including lock-ons, book-blocs and activist robots. Where previous social movement histories have focused on large-scale events, strategies or biographies, this book - and the exhibition it accompanies - shows how objects themselves can be revolutionary

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: V&A Publishing, 2014
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Catherine Flood & Gavin Grindon
ISBN: 1851777970, 9781851777976
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 26th July 2014-1st February 2015.
Note: Exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 26 July 2014 to 1 February 2015.
Physical Description: 144 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm
Subject: Political protest; Protest movements Exhibitions.; Revolutions; Posters; Art Political aspects.; Graffiti; Art and Design.; Protest movements

Author note

Catherine Flood is a curator in the Word and Image Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Gavin Grindon is visiting research fellow at the V&A and postdoctoral fellow in Visual and Material Culture at Kingston University, London.