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War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication

War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication


  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Published: March 2011
  • ISBN-10: 0500288968
  • ISBN-13: 9780500288962

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This essential publication features a wide selection of the most eye-catchingand iconic examples from the internationally renownedposter collection at the Imperial War Museum in London.More than 300 superb full-color illustrations of hard-hittingpropaganda and groundbreaking graphic art encompass unforgettableimages such as Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You' aswell as documentary photographs and additional material drawnfrom the world of advertising.Through these posters, James Aulich, an international experton posters and graphic design, examines the social, political, ethnic, and cultural aspirations of America, Britain, NorthernIreland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Covering topics asdiverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in WorldWar II, anti-nuclear campaigns, and Vietnam, the book is a comprehensiveand invaluable resource for anyone interested in graphicdesign or modern history. 'A lush catalog... exquisitely conceived and rendered.'--The New York Times