A Global History
Distributed for Reaktion Books
Guffey charts the rise of the poster from the revolutionary lithographs that papered nineteenth-century London and Paris to twentieth-century works of propaganda, advertising, pop culture, and protest. Examining contemporary examples, she discusses Palestinian martyr posters and West African posters that describe voodoo activities or Internet con men, stopping along the way to uncover a rich variety of posters from the Soviet Union, China, the United States, and more. Featuring 150 stunning images, this illuminating book delivers a fresh look at the poster and offers revealing insights into the designs and practices of our twenty-first-century world.
1. Consuming Words on the Street: 1840-1950
2. Trashing Tradition: 1945-1965
3. New Art, New Space: 1960-1980
4. Fetishism and the Global Poster: 1960-1980
5. A New Golden Age—Digital Enhancement: 1980-2014