By Elizabeth E. Guffey

Posters are ubiquitous. They hold on workplace partitions, bed room doorways and bus shelters. yet what relevance have they got this day in our age of photograph saturation, of prolific social media and digital devices?
In Posters: an international background Elizabeth Guffey tells the tale of this ephemeral paintings shape, from its delivery within the 19th century to its position in modern tradition. She argues that even between today’s burgeoning electronic media, few kinds of image layout can rival posters for his or her tangibility and sheer spatial presence. From London to Ramallah, la to Lagos, posters supply new possibilities to speak throughout public areas which are themselves more and more reworked through electronic media.
This e-book re-examines the roots of the poster, charting its upward push from the progressive lithographs that papered nineteenth-century London and Paris to twentieth-century works of propaganda, ads, popular culture and protest. It considers the lives of posters: the place and why posters have been made, and why and the way they continued. It examines posters from today’s global, together with posters of Palestinian martyrs and West African examples describing voodoo actions, and gives a wealthy number of either known and lesser-known examples from the Soviet Union, China, japanese and Western Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.
Beautifully illustrated, Posters offers a clean background of the 19th- and twentieth-century poster in addition to revealing insights into the designs and artistic practices of our twenty-first-century world.

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