Horror Poster Art

Horror Poster Art

by Tony Nourmand
     
 

This spectacular collection of posters, which spans eight decades of horror films, encompasses all the classics of the genre—from early silents like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to contemporary blockbusters like The Silence of the Lambs. Within a broadly chronological framework, the films are grouped by category: Universal…  See more details below

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This spectacular collection of posters, which spans eight decades of horror films, encompasses all the classics of the genre—from early silents like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to contemporary blockbusters like The Silence of the Lambs. Within a broadly chronological framework, the films are grouped by category: Universal Studio's uniquely rich output, the creations of Britain's Hammer films, Japanese horror flicks, spoofs like American Werewolf in London, serial killer movies, and more. Here, too, are the directors remembered wholly or partly for their contributions to the genre, including Roman Polanski (Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby) and Brian de Palma (Carrie). Horror, perhaps more than any other genre, offers the poster artist the opportunity to create an image that is both disturbing and memorable. The images in Horror Poster Art vividly demonstrate just how rich a tradition it is. Tony Nourmand is co-owner of the Reel Poster Gallery in London and a poster consultant to Christie's; Graham Marsh is a designer and art director. Together, they have also produced the companion to this volume, Science Fiction Poster Art, as well as Film Posters of the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845130107
Publisher:
Aurum Press, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.58(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.56(d)

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