Review: Visual Culture

 
We made this: A life in artefacts

We made this: A life in artefacts

Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that is…
 
Towering ambition

Towering ambition

Audiovisual events that genuinely work are so rare that Brooklyn Babylon (Holland…
 
The future was Afro

The future was Afro

Slightly larger than a 45rpm single and thick as a modest box-set, this book…
 
Violently opposed to war

Violently opposed to war

Looking for images of ‘peace’ on the internet yields predictable and clichéd results…
 
Cute cultural tourism

Cute cultural tourism

Hello Kitty and Pokemon seem to have taken over the world in recent decades. But…
 
Menacing identities

Menacing identities

This brooding black hardback, which looks like a CIA manual, is a worldwide survey of…
 
Cold war modern machine music

Cold war modern machine music

Music humanises technology: from the thump of a hunter’s bone to the whine of a…
 
If not for design …

If not for design …

Books about design aimed at a relatively broad audience that are historically…
 
Out of the shallows

Out of the shallows

This photograph of a deliriously colourful 1969 swimming pool designed by Verner…