I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent

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<p>Challenging authority is an essential ingredient in the development of human civilization. Across millennia, it has as a driving force behind social and political change. It might even be regarded as a basic human impulse, the evidence for which exists in various forms, not least in a number of surprising physical objects.</p> <p>In this book and accompanying exhibition at the British Museum, Ian Hislop, the well-known satirist and editor of <i>Private Eye</i>, has gathered together some 180 objects that people have created, adapted and uses to mock and attack the status quo in societies as varied as Egypt in the 11<sup>th</sup> century BC, 16<sup>th</sup>-century England and 20<sup>th</sup> century Afghanistan.</p> <p>These articles – ranging from badges, posters, prints and ceramics to items that contain messages hidden from first view, such as a contain messages hidden from first view, such as a set of wooden door from Nigeria, a lacquer box frim Burma and teapots from China – frequently illuminate lost or forgotten moments in history, giving voice to those who have felt disenfranchised or had no other way to express their views safely.</p> <p>This book is fully illustrated with texts that set the objects in context. I object is a celebration of the wit and ingenuity of those who have questioned the status quo, showing that the human spirit of rebellion is indomitable.</p> <p><a title="I Object range" href="https://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/products/exhibitions/i-object-ian-hislop-s-search-for-dissent.html" target="_blank">View the full exhibition gift range now.</a></p>

A visual history of dissent, told through objects that challenge authority, published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum co-curated by the satirist Ian Hislop.

Challenging authority is an essential ingredient in the development of human civilisation. Across millennia, it has acted as a driving force behind social and political change. It might even be regarded as a basic human impulse, the evidence for which exists in various forms, not least in a number of surprising physical objects.

In I Object, Ian Hislop, the well-known satirist and editor of Private Eye, has gathered together some 180 objects that have been created, adapted and used to mock and attack the status quo in societies as varied as 11th century Egypt, 16th century England and 20th century Afghanistan. These artefacts, range from the more obvious art forms of political dissent; badges, posters and prints; to more unlikely sources in which the message is cleverly disguised; a set of wooden doors from Nigeria, a lacquer box from Burma and a teapot from China. All of the objects in the exhibition illuminated lost or forgotten moments in history, giving voice to those who have felt disenfranchised or had no other way to express their views safely.

Fully illustrated with texts that set the objects in context, I Object is a celebration of the wit and ingenuity of those who have questioned the status quo, showing that the human spirit of rebellion is indomitable. 

  • Product Code: CMC9780500480410
  • Product Weight: 0.78Kg
  • Author: Ian Hislop, Tom Hockenhull
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: H24.5 x L18cm
  • Exhibition: I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
  • Illustrations: 201
  • Postage Weight: 0.85 Kg

<p>Challenging authority is an essential ingredient in the development of human civilization. Across millennia, it has as a driving force behind social and political change. It might even be regarded as a basic human impulse, the evidence for which exists in various forms, not least in a number of surprising physical objects.</p> <p>In this book and accompanying exhibition at the British Museum, Ian Hislop, the well-known satirist and editor of <i>Private Eye</i>, has gathered together some 180 objects that people have created, adapted and uses to mock and attack the status quo in societies as varied as Egypt in the 11<sup>th</sup> century BC, 16<sup>th</sup>-century England and 20<sup>th</sup> century Afghanistan.</p> <p>These articles – ranging from badges, posters, prints and ceramics to items that contain messages hidden from first view, such as a contain messages hidden from first view, such as a set of wooden door from Nigeria, a lacquer box frim Burma and teapots from China – frequently illuminate lost or forgotten moments in history, giving voice to those who have felt disenfranchised or had no other way to express their views safely.</p> <p>This book is fully illustrated with texts that set the objects in context. I object is a celebration of the wit and ingenuity of those who have questioned the status quo, showing that the human spirit of rebellion is indomitable.</p> <p><a title="I Object range" href="https://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/products/exhibitions/i-object-ian-hislop-s-search-for-dissent.html" target="_blank">View the full exhibition gift range now.</a></p>

A visual history of dissent, told through objects that challenge authority, published to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum co-curated by the satirist Ian Hislop.

Challenging authority is an essential ingredient in the development of human civilisation. Across millennia, it has acted as a driving force behind social and political change. It might even be regarded as a basic human impulse, the evidence for which exists in various forms, not least in a number of surprising physical objects.

In I Object, Ian Hislop, the well-known satirist and editor of Private Eye, has gathered together some 180 objects that have been created, adapted and used to mock and attack the status quo in societies as varied as 11th century Egypt, 16th century England and 20th century Afghanistan. These artefacts, range from the more obvious art forms of political dissent; badges, posters and prints; to more unlikely sources in which the message is cleverly disguised; a set of wooden doors from Nigeria, a lacquer box from Burma and a teapot from China. All of the objects in the exhibition illuminated lost or forgotten moments in history, giving voice to those who have felt disenfranchised or had no other way to express their views safely.

Fully illustrated with texts that set the objects in context, I Object is a celebration of the wit and ingenuity of those who have questioned the status quo, showing that the human spirit of rebellion is indomitable. 

  • Product Code: CMC9780500480410
  • Product Weight: 0.78Kg
  • Author: Ian Hislop, Tom Hockenhull
  • Pages: 224
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: H24.5 x L18cm
  • Exhibition: I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent
  • Illustrations: 201
  • Postage Weight: 0.85 Kg
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