A Century of Olympic Posters

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Harry N. Abrams, Jun 1, 2008 - Art - 144 pages
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As snapshots through time, Olympic posters provide a fascinating record of our world, a lens through which we can explore links between sports and art, politics and place, commerce and culture. A Century of Olympic Posters offers an intensely visual representation of the modern Games, and shows the evolution of the Olympic Games poster as well, from the first official poster for Stockholm in 1912 right up to the present.

This diverse range of images includes official posters for the Summer and Winter Games set in their historical context, and linked to pervading themes such as politics, commerce, the Olympic symbols, cultural and physical diversity, and urban regeneration.

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

The subject material of this exhibition book is rather broader then the title suggests, as one also gets a condensed institutional history of the modern Olympic games at the same time. Read full review

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Margaret Timmers is a curator based in the Word & Image Department of the V&A. She is the editor of Impressions of the Twentieth Century and Power of the Poster.

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