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Title Communist posters / edited by Mary Ginsberg.

Publication Info. London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2017.


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Description 407 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-394) and index.
Summary One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda--vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate--in every communist nation. They have promoted the authority of state and revolution, but have also been used as an effective means of protest. By their nature, posters are ephemeral, tied to time and place, but many have had far-reaching, long-lasting impact. They are imbued with both artistic integrity and personal conviction--Bolshevik posters, for example, are among the most vibrant, passionate graphics in art history. This is the first truly global survey of the history and variety of communist poster art. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, and examines a different region of the world: Russia, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. .
Contents Introduction -- Russia/Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1917-91 -- Mongolian People's Republic, 1924-92 -- Eastern Europe, 1945-91 -- People's Republic of China, 1949- -- Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1948- -- Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1945- -- Republic of Cuba, 1959-
Subject Political posters.
Propaganda, Communist.
Communism -- Posters.
Communism -- Posters.
Genre/Form Political posters.
Added Author Ginsberg, Mary, editor.
ISBN 9781780237244 (hbk.)
1780237243 (hbk.)
9781789142068 (paperback)
1789142067 (paperback)
9781780237718 (ebook)

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