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The American Image, Softcover

The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
The American Image, Softcover
U.S. Posters from the 19th to the 21st Century
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The first compact history of the American poster — a unique resource for those who are fascinated by American history and popular culture: scholars, collectors, designers, and students. 


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The first compact history of the American poster — a unique resource for those who are fascinated by American history and popular culture: scholars, collectors, designers, and students. 

The “modern” American poster has figured prominently in virtually every major political, social, commercial, and cultural development in the country. With arresting images and text, these posters have informed and “sold” Americans on election campaigns, the nation's war efforts, protest movements, consumer products, travel, entertainment, etc. They also comprise a history of U.S. graphic design, reflecting dramatic changes in style, advertising theory, and printing, as well as the emergence of key graphic designers.

The American Image provides a rare survey of this popular art, spanning more than one hundred years. Selected from the Resnick Collection, the book analyzes some 70 posters representative of every significant style and theme. They range from design masterpieces to works of historical value, from posters by renowned designers to those created anonymously, and from celebrated images to those never before published. This handsome book includes superb, full-color reproductions; an incisive essay on American poster design by R. Roger Remington; and a preface and authoritative commentary on each image by Mark Resnick.

 

MARK RESNICK
Mark Resnick is currently Executive Vice-President, Business Affairs, for Twentieth Century Fox. He has assembled what is likely the foremost private collection of American posters spanning the 1890s to present. Resnick was the editor of The Critical Vision: A History of Social and Political Art in the United States. He received his undergraduate degree in History of Art from Yale University and his law degree from the University of Southern California.

R. ROGER REMINGTON
R. Roger Remington is the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor in Design in the School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology. An educator since 1960, his interests are graphic design history, theory, criticism, and methods. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which is American Modernism: Graphic Design, 1920 to 1960.

Details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (09/2007)
ISBN-13: 978-1933360-28-7
Binding: Softcover, sewn paperback with cover flaps
Pages: 112
Illustrations: 80 full color
Size: 8 x 11.in.
Shipping Weight: 1.2lb
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Table of Contents

Featured designers:

John Atherton

Richard Avedon

Saul Bass

Herbert Bayer

Lester Beall

Albert M. Bender

Joseph Binder

Chesley Bonestell

Peter Brandt

Oscar M. Bryn

Jean Carlu

Charles T. Coiner

Robbie Conal

Nembhard N. Culin

Lisa Emmons

James Montgomery Flagg

Hugo Gellert

George Giusti

Milton Glaser

April Greiman

Glenn Grohe

The Guerrilla Girls

Joseph B. Hallworth

Jay Johnson

Clayton Kenney

Leo Lionni

Florence Lundborg

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Mear One

Jim Michaelson

James H. Minter

Hubert Morley

Victor Moscoso

Robert Muchley

Erik Nitsche

Maxfield Parrish

Edward Pen?eld

Clarence Coles Phillips

Weimer Pursell

Paul Rand

Robert Rauschenberg

Louis J. Rhead

Michael Schwab

Ben Shahn

Otis Shepard

Louis B. Siegriest

 

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