Book Launch: Zeina Maasri, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut's Global Sixties, Cambridge University Press, 2020
25/11/2020 4:00pm

Exploring the intersections of visual culture, design and politics in Beirut from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, Cosmopolitan Radicalism critically examines a global conjuncture in Lebanon's history, marked by anticolonial struggle and complicated by a Cold War order. Drawing on uncharted archives of everyday print media, Zeina Maasri's new book uncovers the transnational circuits that animated Arab modernist pursuits and reveals the translocal visuality that emerged with—and, crucially, shaped—Beirut's development as a nodal city in the global sixties.

Event Type

Book Launch


Zeina Maasri (University of Brighton)

Hala Auji (American University of Beirut)

Louise Purbrick (University of Brighton)

Jeremy Aynsley (University of Brighton)

United Kingdom

Brighton and Hove




Centre for Design History, University of Brighton