For a Better World: Posters from the United Nations

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Pomegranate, 2000 - Antiques & Collectibles - 159 pages
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This beautifully designed and collectable book reproduces the best of hundreds of posters issued over the years by the United Nations, since the organization's inception in 1946.From its beginning, the UN addressed the world through the medium of posters. Heralding the call to disarmament, the demand for human rights, the plight of refugees, and countless other civic and humanitarian causes, the UN's posters are widely recognized for their bold design, artful composition and skillful rendering.Including rare specimens from the organization's early days—including two posters produced the UN's predecessor organization, the League of Nations—the book pictures prizewinners from various competitions and those adapted from work by such well-known artists as Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Hans Erni, Peter Max, and Robert Rauschenberg. Also included are biographies of select artists and a preface by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Kofi Annan
5
The UN and Its Institutions
20
Discrimination Racism and Human Rights
42
Refugees
60
Health Labor Population and Other Social Concerns
81
Food and Agriculture
95
Environment and Habitat
116
Education and Communications
135
Bibliography
152
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About the author (2000)

Edward B. Marks has spent over forty years in international service. His work with the United Nations and U. S. government agencies focused primarily on humanitarian programs dealing with refugees and children at risk. He is the author of A World of Art: The United Nations Collection, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, The Reporter, the United Nations Chronicle, and other periodicals.

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