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By Victor S. Navasky

A lavishly illustrated, witty, and original look on the outstanding energy of the political caricature all through historical past to enrage, galvanize, and amuse.

As a former editor of The manhattan occasions Magazine and the longtime editor of The Nation, Victor S. Navasky is aware simply how transformative—and incendiary—cartoons might be. right here Navasky publications readers via the various maximum cartoons ever created, together with these by means of George Grosz, David Levine, Herblock, Honoré Daumier, and Ralph Steadman.  He recounts how cartoonists and caricaturists were censored, threatened, incarcerated, or even murdered for his or her paintings, and asks what makes this artwork shape, too frequently brushed off as trivial, so uniquely poised to impact our minds and our hearts.

Drawing on his personal encounters with would-be censors, interviews with cartoonists, and historic data from comic strip museums around the globe, Navasky examines the political caricature as either paintings and polemic over the centuries. We see afresh photos so much celebrated for his or her creative benefit (Picasso's Guernica, Goya's "Duendecitos"), images that provoked outrage (the 2008 Barry Blitt New Yorker cover, which depicted the Obamas as a Muslim and a Black strength militant fist-bumping within the Oval Office), and people who have dictated public discourse (Herblock’s defining graphics of McCarthyism, the Nazi periodical Der Stürmer’s anti-Semitic caricatures). Navasky ties jointly those and different superlative style examples to bare how political cartoons were not just taking pictures the zeitgeist all through background yet shaping it as well—and how the main robust cartoons maintain the power to surprise, gall, and encourage lengthy after their creation.

Here Victor S. Navasky brilliantly illuminates the genuine strength of 1 of our so much enduringly important different types of creative expression.

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