An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
– Oscar Wilde
A Manual for Art Freedom/A Manual for Art Censorship
Softcover: 40 pages; 14 color illustrations: Language: English; Dimensions: 6 x 8 inches
Text by Svetlana Mintcheva; editing by Joy Garnett
Design by Marshall Reese
A publication of the Arts Advocacy Project, National Coalition Against Censorship, New York
About the book: A Manual for Art Freedom is a flipbook that features tips for recognizing and navigating the many strategies used to silence creative expression. On its flip side and printed upside-down is A Manual for Art Censorship, a tongue-in-cheek guide that takes a look inside the mind of the censor while offering “how to” tips for banning and silencing “offensive” speech,
About the author: Svetlana Mintcheva is director of programs at the National Coalition Against Censorship, and founding director of NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Project. She is the co-editor of Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression (2006) and writes regularly on issues of artistic freedom.
NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Project (AAP) was launched in 2000 at a moment when many free speech initiatives fighting against the 1990s conservative assault on the arts were no longer active. Today, AAP is the only national initiative uniquely dedicated to artistic freedom.
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