First World War Posters


Author: Rosalind Ormiston
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
ISBN: 9780857758163
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Features an introduction to the First World War and its posters, and 100 key works. Beautifully reproduced full-page artworks in an appealing hardback giftbook.

Posters of the First World War


Author: Maurice Rickards
Publisher: Evelyn Adams & MacKay
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 32
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British Posters of the First World War


Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445633302
Category: History
Page: 192
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During the First World War the authorities emulated the simple slogans and strong graphic imagery of advertising posters to create a form of mass communication that was easily and instantly understood by the British public. They were aimed at the mostly illiterate working class who did more than their share to feed the machinery of war. This book looks at the art of these posters and explores the themes that emerged throughout the course of the conflict. For the most part the posters were calls to action, starting with the initial period of voluntary enlistment and leading on to conscription. Psychologically they worked on several levels, appealing to a sense of duty or tapping into feelings of guilt. Patriotic fervor was heightened by the appearance of the Union Jack, the King and, most enduringly perhaps, the iconic image of Lord Kitchener. In addition, propaganda posters heaped on the pressure with scenes of German atrocities, such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the specter of Zeppelin raids on England. Those not directly involved in the fighting were also urged to do their part; the women in particular by sending their men to the Front or working in the munitions factories or on the land. Even children had a part to play – ‘Daddy, what did YOU do in the war?’ Money is another recurring theme, with war savings and bonds financing the war effort and countless charities appealing for funds to care for the wounded and war orphans.

Posters of the First World War


Author: David Bownes,Robert Fleming
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747815380
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 172
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The First World War, a new low in the annals of armed conflict, coincided with a golden age for the relatively new art of advertising. Striking and colourful posters were produced throughout the years 1914–18 to recruit soldiers, promote investment, keep up morale and, naturally, to vilify the enemy; prominent artists including Alfred Leete paired bold images with punchy text to maximise impact. The selection in this book offers an informative guide to the range of posters created and to how they were displayed around the nation, and explores the public's increasing dissatisfaction with being patronised and goaded. From the iconic, commanding Your Country Needs YOU! to the anxious domestic scene of Daddy, What Did YOU Do in the War?, and including the infamous depiction of a bayoneting in Back Him Up!, this book puts the reader in the shoes of the Great War 'man in the street'.

Seduction Or Instruction?

First World War Posters in Britain and Europe
Author: James Aulich,John Hewitt
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719075902
Category: Art
Page: 218
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"Seduction or instruction? considers the museological and memorialising imperatives behind the formation of the war publicity collection at the Imperial War Museum and undertakes institutional and iconographical analyses of the British government's recruiting, war load and charity campaigns. It examines the effect of the inroads of the poster into important public and symbolic spaces and provides a comparative analysis of European poster design and the visual contribution of the poster through style and iconography to languages of 'imagined communities'." "This volume will be of interest to design historians, historians and readers involved with the study of communication arts, publicity, advertising and visual culture at every level."--Jacket.

Picture This

World War I Posters and Visual Culture
Author: Pearl James
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803226950
Category: History
Page: 398
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Essays by Jay Winter, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Jennifer D. Keene, and others reveal the centrality of visual media, particularly the poster, within the specific national contexts of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States during World War I.℗¡Ultimately, posters were not merely representations of popular understanding of the war, but instruments influencing the.

World War I Posters


Author: Gary A. Borkan
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764315169
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 238
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World War I was the first war in which the pictorial full colour poster played a major propaganda role. The era's greatest illustrators and fine artists contributed their energies to produce hundreds of great and classic posters. A surprising number of these posters have survived and many are still found in attics and barns today. This book illustrates over 450 World War I posters that were produced in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Many great classics are featured, but numerous less dramatic posters are also included which still have much historic importance. The text discusses the history of World War I posters and how they were designed and printed by colour lithography. The book also devotes considerable attention to issues relevant to collectors: condition, conservation, display, and value. World War I posters are increasing in recognition and value as new collectors discover the beauty and power of these historic artefacts.

British Posters of the Second World War


Author: Richard Slocombe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904897927
Category: Art
Page: 87
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“Keep calm and carry on.” In 1939, Britain’s Ministry of Information produced this now-ubiquitous reminder to its citizens in the event of widely predicted air attacks. But in the six consecutive years before Germany’s surrender to Allied forces, the British public would feel keenly both the physical and moral hardships of war. To boost morale and raise awareness of how citizens’ efforts might help—or hinder—the wartime effort, one of the most effective forms the British government had at its disposal was the poster. British Posters of the Second World War presents one hundred posters from this important period in world history. Some proclaimed in bold type that “Victory of the Allies is assured” and featured stalwart British soldiers alongside exaggerated enemy figures. Others, however, hung on the walls of bus and railway stations, town halls, and pubs, called for continued self-sufficiency, urging Britons to raise chickens and join “pig clubs.” As the threat of espionage came to be regarded as ever-present, another category of posters cautioned soldiers and civilians alike against talking about the war: “Furtive Fritz is always listening” warned one; another, “Keep mum—she’s not so dumb.” Drawing on the Imperial War Museum’s impressive collection of materials related to conflicts involving Britain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, British Posters of the Second World War explores these campaigns and many others with an introduction and explanatory text by the museum’s senior curator, Richard Slocombe.

British Posters of the First World War


Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445633302
Category: History
Page: 192
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During the First World War the authorities emulated the simple slogans and strong graphic imagery of advertising posters to create a form of mass communication that was easily and instantly understood by the British public. They were aimed at the mostly illiterate working class who did more than their share to feed the machinery of war. This book looks at the art of these posters and explores the themes that emerged throughout the course of the conflict. For the most part the posters were calls to action, starting with the initial period of voluntary enlistment and leading on to conscription. Psychologically they worked on several levels, appealing to a sense of duty or tapping into feelings of guilt. Patriotic fervor was heightened by the appearance of the Union Jack, the King and, most enduringly perhaps, the iconic image of Lord Kitchener. In addition, propaganda posters heaped on the pressure with scenes of German atrocities, such as the sinking of the Lusitania and the specter of Zeppelin raids on England. Those not directly involved in the fighting were also urged to do their part; the women in particular by sending their men to the Front or working in the munitions factories or on the land. Even children had a part to play – ‘Daddy, what did YOU do in the war?’ Money is another recurring theme, with war savings and bonds financing the war effort and countless charities appealing for funds to care for the wounded and war orphans.

World War I in 40 Posters


Author: Ann P. Linder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 081176530X
Category: History
Page: 176
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Published during the war's centennial, this is the story of the First World War through forty propaganda posters. Essays explain each poster, unpacking the visual imagery and setting the poster within the military, political, social, and cultural history of the war.

Posters of the First World War


Author: Richard Slocombe,Nigel Steel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904897873
Category: Art
Page: 91
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"Recruitment, propaganda, rationing, fundraising--during the First World War posters were used to inform and rally the public as never before. This book includes iconic designs, such as Kitchener's pointing hand and 'Daddy, What Did YOU do in the Great War?', plus forgotten gems from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and America."--Publisher's Web site.

The First World War in Posters

From the Imperial War Museum, London
Author: Joseph Darracott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780486229799
Category: History
Page: 23
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Reprints recruiting, loyalty, and fund raising posters printed in Britain, Italy, Russia, Germany, France, Austria, and the U.S. during the Great War

The German War

A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945
Author: Nicholas Stargardt
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465073972
Category: History
Page: 760
View: 1995
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As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years? In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials—personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence—to answer this question. He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people—from infantrymen and tank commanders on the Eastern front to civilians on the home front—to vivid life. While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average German citizen turned against the war effort, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter end. Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight—and keep fighting—for a lost cause.

Selling the Great War

The Making of American Propaganda
Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230619593
Category: History
Page: 256
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The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government. When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Information monopolized every medium and avenue of communication with the goal of creating a nation of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a path that would later be studied and retread by such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the techniques of governmental persuasion, changing the course of history. Selling the War is the story of George Creel and the epoch-making agency he built and led. It will tell how he came to build the and how he ran it, using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist Americans to go to war. It was a force whose effects were felt throughout the twentieth century and continue to be felt, perhaps even more strongly, today. In this compelling and original account, Alan Axelrod offers a fascinating portrait of America on the cusp of becoming a world power and how its first and most extensive propaganda machine attained unprecedented results.

The First World War in posters, from the Imperial War Museum, London


Author: Joseph Darracott,Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 23
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Posters of the Great War


Author: Frederick Hadley,Martin Pegler
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: 9781781592892
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Two hundred full-colour posters from the Great War Posters from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, America Classic graphic designs covering recruitment, fund-raising, soldiering, the enemy, the family, the home front, the post-war world.

Design for Victory

World War II Poster on the American Home Front
Author: William L. Bird,Harry Rubenstein
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568981406
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 111
View: 3605
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Inciting Americans at home to do their part in producing for the war effort, the poster-inexpensive, accessible, and ever-present-was an ideal agent for making war aims the personal mission of every citizen. From 1941 to 1945, government agencies, businesses, and private organizations issued an array of poster images linking the military front with the home front, calling upon all Americans to boost production at work and at home. The U.S. Office of War Information created the "Poster Pledge," urging volunteers to "avoid poster waste," "treat posters as real war ammunition," and "never let a poster lie idle." This colorful collection of over 150 World War II-era posters focuses on the theme of wartime production on the home front. The range of designs and images will inspire graphic designers, while the descriptive captions and informative text will interest history and military buffs. Some of the famous slogans these posters introduced include "When you ride alone you ride with Hitler," "She won't talk-will you? The enemy has ears," "This is America...Keep it Free," and "Remember Pearl Harbor-purl harder!"