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The Poster in History - Max Gallo

The Poster in History

By: Max Gallo

Paperback Published: 17th January 2002
ISBN: 9780393322378
Number Of Pages: 352

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Posters are found in public places all over the world. They are usually visually striking, designed to attract the attention of passers-by and entice them to purchase a particular product or service, make them aware of a political viewpoint, or attend a specific event. This remarkable study is an overview of posters throughout history, as well as a representative survey of mass culture from the time of the French Revolution to 2000. Over 450 posters are reproduced here, 250 in full color, selected for both their historical import and their beauty. Author Max Gallo's informative text recapitulates the social and political currents of the day and places each poster in its historical context. The book also includes an essay on the development of poster art by art critic Carlo Arturo Quintavelle. 200 color and 200 black-and-white illustrations.

The Poster as a Mirrorp. 9
1789-1848: From the Bastille to the "Industrial Wonders"p. 15
1848-1898: The Triumph of the Middle Classp. 41
1898-1914: The Products of the Belle Epoquep. 69
1914-1924: Images of War and Revolutionp. 183
1924-1945: Propaganda and Ideologyp. 219
1945-1970: Words and Imagesp. 273
1970-1990: Fragmentation of Society, Uniformity of the Imagep. 295
Essay by Charles Flowers: Image and Idea in a Wired Decade: The 1990sp. 318
Bibliography and Picture Creditsp. 336
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ISBN: 9780393322378
ISBN-10: 0393322378
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 23.0  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.7
Edition Number: 1