A profusely illustrated survey of posters from the French Revolution to the present. Places each poster in its historical context. The book also includes an essay on the development of poster art by art critic Carlo Arturo Quintavelle. Print available via curbside pickup service.
Beauty Is in the Street reproduces more than 200 of these posters in full color, which have since become landmarks in political art and graphic design. Also included is a thumbnail index of an additional 411 posters; a wealth of archival documentary photographs and new translations of firsthand accounts of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police, many published in English for the first time; and an introduction by Philippe Verm's, one of the founders of the Atelier Populaire.
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Call Number: E.J. Pratt Library - Rare Book VICRARE 000745
Publication Date: 1998
Contents Notes: Out of an old suitcase -- 1. Let us be realistic and demand the impossible: The events, illustrated with front pages of ACTION -- 2. Imagination has seized power: Graffiti and posters -- 3. The poets are in the streets: Poems and posters -- Twenty years on.
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