Poster in History

Poster in History

by Max Gallo, Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, Charles Flowers
     
 

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A profusely illustrated survey of posters from the French Revolution to the present.
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

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A profusely illustrated survey of posters from the French Revolution to the present.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393322378
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,331,319
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Max Gallo is the author of numerous biographies and essays, including works on Garibaldi, Mussolini, and Napoleon. He lives in France.

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