A Century of Posters
Alston W. Purvis
Lund Humphries, 2002 - Design - 448 pages
Bringing together over 400 colour reproductions, this volume represents a pictorial record of the development of poster art and graphic design during the years 1880 to 1980. In addition to their artistic merit, posters can be powerful expressions of by-gone eras that help narrate historical change. In the time before mass media, posters were a prime means of communication, protest and propaganda. A Century of Posters captures that historical phenomenon from its Art Nouveau roots, through La Belle Epoque to propagandist posters of World War I, the Russian Revolution of 1917, 1960s American poster art and Japanese design.
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In this heavily illustrated work, Purvis (visual arts, Boston Univ.) presents an introductory overview of posters, starting with their popularity in late 19th-century France and moving through ... Read full review