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The Resource Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives, Peter Paret, Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret

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

Label
Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives
Title
Persuasive images
Title remainder
posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives
Statement of responsibility
Peter Paret, Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Political posters are historical documents.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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Paret, Peter
  • Lewis, Beth Irwin
  • Paret, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War posters
  • Soviet Union
Label
Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives, Peter Paret, Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
25316213
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xv, 233 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691032047
Lccn
92004388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1470868
Label
Persuasive images : posters of war and revolution from the Hoover Institution Archives, Peter Paret, Beth Irwin Lewis, Paul Paret
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
25316213
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xv, 233 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691032047
Lccn
92004388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1470868

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