Poster in History

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393322378
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • 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.

Carlo Arturo Quintavalle is an Italian art historian. He is a professor of art history and directs the Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione at the University of Parma.

Charles Flowers is an author, opinion columnist, and theater and art critic. He has been publishing in the New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and City Newspaper.

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Table of Contents

The Poster as a Mirror 9
1789-1848: From the Bastille to the "Industrial Wonders" 15
1848-1898: The Triumph of the Middle Class 41
1898-1914: The Products of the Belle Epoque 69
1914-1924: Images of War and Revolution 183
1924-1945: Propaganda and Ideology 219
1945-1970: Words and Images 273
1970-1990: Fragmentation of Society, Uniformity of the Image 295
Essay by Charles Flowers: Image and Idea in a Wired Decade: The 1990s 318
Bibliography and Picture Credits 336
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