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Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution archives / Peter Paret, Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D522.25 .P37 1992

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    Political posters are historical documents. They open windows to the conditions and conflicts of an earlier time. In their designs and slogans we see how governments and political factions responded to economic crises, social change. and ideological and armed conflict, and how they sought to sway the perceptions and feelings of the man and woman in the street. Posters are also aesthetic objects. Their composition, color and symbols are both separate from their overt political message and the instruments of expressing it. Posters reveal their historical meaning more clearly if we pay attention to their visual characteristics as well as to their political intent. This book treats the poster both as art and as historical witness. Posters are not relegated to the secondary role of illustrating a historical text nor are they treated as autonomous aesthetic objects in a history of applied arts. Instead they are substantial components of a historical narrative that is made up of both image and text. The close interaction of words and posters drawn from Russia, central and western Europe, and the United States, opens fresh perspectives on a half century of war and revolution and constitutes a step toward a new kind of integrative history that conveys the past with unusual immediacy.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Paret, Peter.
    Published
    Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992
    Locale
    Soviet Union
    Contents
    Introduction: Posters and modern history
    Note on the posters
    Prologue: before 1914
    I. The First World War
    The outbreak of war
    The enemy
    Combat
    Self-Images
    Appeals to serve
    War loans
    Food and industry
    The end of the war
    II. The Interwar Years
    Revolutions
    The Soviet Union
    Germany and National Socialism
    The Spanish Civil War
    III. The Second World War
    Early stages
    The air war
    The invasion of Russia
    The new order
    Home fronts
    The United States at war
    The last year
    Epilogue: after 1945
    List of posters
    Index of artists.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Lewis, Beth Irwin, 1934-
    Paret, Paul, 1968-
    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (page 224) and index.
    Introduction: Posters and modern history -- Note on the posters -- Prologue: before 1914 -- I. The First World War -- The outbreak of war -- The enemy -- Combat -- Self-Images -- Appeals to serve -- War loans -- Food and industry -- The end of the war -- II. The Interwar Years -- Revolutions -- The Soviet Union -- Germany and National Socialism -- The Spanish Civil War -- III. The Second World War -- Early stages -- The air war -- The invasion of Russia -- The new order -- Home fronts -- The United States at war -- The last year -- Epilogue: after 1945 -- List of posters -- Index of artists.

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    Language
    English
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    ISBN
    0691032041
    9780691032047
    Physical Description
    xv, 233 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm

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