Beauty is in the Street reproduces over 200 posters originating from the May 1968 demonstrations against the French government which are now landmarks in political art and graphic design. This release is a reprint of the 2012 sold out edition.
The demonstrations against the French government initially spread across Parisian universities, and then to factories and other workplaces, resulting in a general strike of 11 million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill.
Out of the demonstrations rose the Atelier Populaire, a student group who produced hundreds of posters that were used to encourage protestors and report on police brutality. Their dual nature as a means of communication and as a sort of ephemeral artwork still resonate today.
Also included are a wealth of photographs, many published for the first time, and translations of first-hand accounts of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police.
Four Corners Books, 272pp, 28cm × 23cm, hardcover
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