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War Posters

Weapons of Mass Communication

James Aulich

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Over 300 of the most eye-catching and iconic posters from the Imperial War Museum's renowned collection


Superb colour illustrations of hard-hitting propaganda and groundbreaking graphic art including such unforgettable images as Alfred Leete's 'Your Country Needs You', as well as documentary photographs of posters in situ and material from the world of advertising.

Covering such topics as diverse as advertising in World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, Germany and Occupied Europe in World War II, anti-nuclear campaigns and Vietnam, the book is comprehensive, accessible and an invaluable resource for anyone interested in history or graphic design.

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'A unique record of the impact of war over the past century'
The Times

'Many of the images in this large-format book will be familiar, while others offer a fascinating insight of how other countries rallied, harangued and persuaded their citizens'
The Armourer

'Aulich’s rich compendium is a must for anyone interested in the visual culture of war'
Print Quarterly

'A very useful reference source indeed … the definitive book on war posters'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 31.6 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 329

Publication date: 31 January 2011

ISBN: 9780500288962

Contents List

Introduction • 1. The First World War • 2. Selling the Nation • 3. The Ideological Battleground in Interwar Europe • 4. The Second World War 5. Cold War and The New World Order

About the Author

James Aulich is Reader inVisual Culture at the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art & Design.

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