Iron fists: branding the 20th-century totalitarian state

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Phaidon Press, Jul 2, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 223 pages
'Iron Fists' illustrates survey of the propaganda art, graphics, and artifacts created by the totalitarian governments of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and the Communist regimes of the USSR and China. The book sets the graphic devices in historical context.

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Steven Heller is the art director of the NY Times Book Review and co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts. He is the editor of the AIGA online journal, VOICE. He is a contributing editor to PRINT, EYE, Baseline, and ID. He writes f