The Swastika and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconography Today

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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.6 pounds

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About the Author
Steven Heller, former art director of the New York Times Book Review, is the cochair of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur Program. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of more than 180 books on design, social satire, and visual culture, including Iron Fists: Branding the Twentieth Century Totalitarian State. He writes the Daily Heller for Print magazine and contributes to Design Observer, Eye, Wired, the New York Times, and the Atlantic. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorates, the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and the Smithsonian National Design Award for "Design Mind." He lives in New York City.
"Force[s] even the most sophisticated to rethink and rework their ideas of how images work in the world." --School Library Journal

"Steven Heller, our foremost chronicler of graphic design, has aimed his sights at the most abominable logo of all, the swastika. In a world where visual symbols routinely migrate from context to context, from meaning to meaning, Heller uncovers the unparalleled history of an ancient symbol that, in the wake of its promotion by the Nazis, can no longer escape the gravity of its history." --Stuart Ewen, author of All Consuming Images and PR!: A Social History of Spin

"Heller masterfully unravels the tangled source of the swastika's origin. His thoroughly researched account is supplemented by an extraordinary visual record that shows for the first time how this once spiritual symbol was transformed into an icon of hate." --Victor Margolin, professor of design history, University of Illinois at Chicago