Punch line. Political statement. Conversation piece. Souvenir. From the campaign trail to the rock tour, buttons tell a people's history of American culture and politics, and this book-the first of its kind-collects the best of them. Organized chronologically, the book begins in 1896-the year buttons were invented-and traces 120 years of defining moments and movements in U.S. history, both large and small, and illustrates how these events were graphically represented, argued, and celebrated through buttons.
192 pages // Hardcover // 210mm x 235mm // 2020