Craig Oldham

In Loving Memory Of Work : A Visual Record Of The UK Miners' Strike 1984 - 85 (SIGNED COPIES)

Genre Protest Cat no. 9780957134294

£29.99

Books of the Year 2016 No: 5

In Loving Memory Of Work, curated by Craig Oldham, is a significant work presenting a visual record of Britain's longest ever industrial dispute: the 1984-85 UK miners' strike. Bringing together a myriad political graphics and cultural ephemera alongside first-hand testimonies, In Loving Memory of Work is by turn a celebration of the creativity of the working class, as well as a vital re-appraisal of the collective aesthetic of one of most important social and political events in recent history. Moving, witty and shocking in equal measure the book explores the immediate effects of the strike, while vividly demonstrating its continuing political and cultural relevance. Alongside a foreword from acclaimed film director Ken Loach, are original contributions from comedian Alexei Sayle, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, as well as notable designers including Ian Anderson (The Designers Republic), Jonathan Barnbrook, Ken Garland, and design critic Rick Poynor.