An updated edition of the essential guide to the 21st century's new infrastructure of oppression and surveillance
Now in a new edition with updated statistics, texts and other materials, Handbook of Tyranny portrays the routine cruelties of the 21st century through a series of detailed nonfictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence--they reflect day-to-day implementation of laws and regulations around the globe. Every page of the book questions our current world of walls and fences, police tactics and prison cells, crowd control and refugee camps. The dry and factual style of storytelling through technical drawings is the graphic equivalent of bureaucratic rigidity, just as the detailed illustrations mirror the repressive efforts of global authorities.
The 21st century shows a general striving for an ever-more-regulated and protected society. Handbook of Tyranny gives a profound insight into the relationship between political power, territoriality and systematic cruelties.
Theo Deutinger (born 1971) is an architect, writer and designer of sociocultural studies. He is founder and head of TD, an office that combines architecture with research, visualization and conceptual thinking in all scale levels from global planning, urban master plans and architecture to graphical and journalistic work.