Hier/aujourd'hui, mode d'emploi - Today meets yesterday
- Number of pages
- 154 pages
- Publication date
- 13,5 cm × 13,7 cm × 1,4 cm
In this third installment of her series directed for TASCHEN, the famous graphic designer Yang Liu confronts our lifestyles of old with those of today. Following the example of his previous hugely successful books, Yesterday / Today, a user guide uses the principle of striking pictogram pairs to evoke the transformations and challenges of our ever-changing world.
Liu became known for his mix of graphic subtlety and insightful observation of our behaviors. In Yesterday / Today, instructions for use, his keen eye on our tastes and trends is more ambitious since it comes to juxtapose past and present to address the profound changes in our society. Throughout the pages, the author points out opposing ideologies, past and present universal threats, our relationship to the environment and the immense impact of technology on our way of life, our ways of thinking and our way of loving, from online commerce to the advent of a "homo numericus".
Attentive to a large number of subjects, from geopolitics to our tendencies to concentration, Liu integrates into his panorama every detail of everyday life as major historical events. Through themes like Facebook, food waste, modes of travel, the tendency to concentrate, Yesterday / Today, a user's guide takes a mischievous but insightful look at who we are and where we come from.