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"Like all really good ideas, Anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it-human beings are at their very best when they are living free of authority, deciding things among themselves rather than being ordered about." So begins the only modern anarchist classic. Anarchy, A Graphic Guide is an account of people's attempts to build a world and live a life free of imposed"Like all really good ideas, Anarchy is pretty simple when you get down to it-human beings are at their very best when they are living free of authority, deciding things among themselves rather than being ordered about." So begins the only modern anarchist classic. Anarchy, A Graphic Guide is an account of people's attempts to build a world and live a life free of imposed authority. From the thirteenth century Free Spirits, to Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, from Noam Chomsky to the Zapatistas, Clifford Harper chronicles, in word and illustration, ordinary people's extraordinary efforts to overcome authoritarian social and economic conditions.Harper's beautifully rendered drawings add a distinctive elegance to his writings. With entirely new illustrations-over 350-and prose, this handsome reissue can hardly be called a reprint. His celebrated style brings new life to history's forgotten and maligned heroes: the Diggers, William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Peter Kropotkin, the Grimke Sisters, Francisco Ferrer, Buenaventura Durruti, the Kronstadt sailors, Kenneth Rexroth, Paul Goodman, and Carol Ehrlich. In addition, he addresses anarchism's relationship to broader movements, including art, feminism, environmentalism, abolitionism, labor, intellectualism, atheism, and education....

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ISBN : 9781904859345
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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Anarchy: A Graphic Guide Reviews

  • Morgan
    2018-11-03 21:02

    An essential illustrated reference book for anyone into radical history. I need to check out the new edition of this one—so much has happened since Harper's first edition and he has some facts wrong. Still his bold, uncompromising spirit comes through in both his art and writing—yep, the dude loves anarchism. Check out Icky A's interview with the man in Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority.

  • Flint
    2018-11-02 16:03

    #1 source of anarchist clip art.

  • Michael McGuinness
    2018-11-13 22:06

    I have the old edition of this, I think it's maybe been updated. It's a really good basic introduction to the history of anarchism, or the history of insurrection and revolt in general, well illustrated with woodcuts.The chapters themselves are very general and basic, but are intended only as an introduction, and are excellent as pointers toward further reading and research.The book begins with the Free spirit heretics of the Middle Ages, but it could've equally well begun with, say, Spartacus and his slave revolt. In its general history of antinomianism and heresy, it's indebted to Norman Cohn's book The Pursuit of the Millennium. The woodcuts are dynamic and forceful, well matched to the subject matter, and bring to mind the great Frans Masereel.To me, one of the most effective parts is the chapter on the Situationist International, a good nutshell encapsulation of this difficult topic.Of course, this broad approach, and the lack of space, can have its drawbacks (the bit on the Sex Pistols is not quite right, for instance) but overall it's a great introduction to anarchist history which would be suitable for young people who want a fairly light, engaging start to this topic.To end with an excerpt from Tristan Tzara's 1918 Dada Manifesto cannot be bettered, I think. I'll try and get hold of the updated edition, and see if it's much different.

  • HeavyReader
    2018-10-23 18:29

    The edition I've always seen has a different cover than the one shown here.This book is a really super, accessible, easy to read history of different anarchist movements. It could easily be read by a junior high or high school student who thinks anarchy is all about getting wasted, smashing bottles, and engaging in fist fights. It could also be read by grandparents who think that anarchy is a pipe dream. This book could be helpful/useful to a wide variety of people.I like the way the author inclueds groups and people that may not have self-identifed as anarchist and explains why he thinks they fit into the catagory.A highly recommended anarchist primer.

  • Al
    2018-11-08 18:59

    Very good Introduction, brief outline of principals and ideology. Basic outline of the history or anarchist movements and their significance. I thought that this book was quite informative, a recommendation for anyone who has preconceived notions of what anarchism is but are unfamiliar with the historical aspects. I would say obtain a copy somehow, not necessary for your collection, but certainly worthy of checking out at the library.

  • Mita
    2018-10-15 17:23

    Meski halamannya 'sedikit' sekali, tapi benar2 seru buku ini! Untung udah ada teman2 yang menerjemahkannya dalam bahasa IndonesiaLiteratur yg cukup lengkap sekali mengenai gerakan2 dan aktivitas2 ehemmmm... mantap dah! Mao belajar sejarah yang lain? Ya ini!!!

  • Ciaran Daly
    2018-11-08 14:10

    linocuts

  • Seno
    2018-10-18 18:20

    penting terutama bwat media2 Indonesia yg salah kaprah mengartikan anarki sebagai tindak kekerasan.