Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design

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Critically authoritative, visually stunning, and physically massive, Art of the Modern Movie Poster is the first and last word on post-WWII film poster design. Showcasing fascinating examples from 15 nations, this collection of more than 1,500 exemplary designs is a must-have for film buffs, design and poster aficionados alike. The posters are organized by country of origin, offering an intriguing glimpse into each region's unique visual sensibility and sometimes unexpected takes on familiar films. Gathered from the renowned collection of the Posteritati Gallery in New Yorkone of the largest holdings of international film posters in the worldthis volume is the definitive survey of both film and popular graphic art in the modern era.

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About the Author:

Graphic designer and author Spencer Drate has created award-winning CD packages for U2 and Lou Reed, among others.

Judith Salavetz is a New York-based graphic designer and author.

Sam Sarowitz is the owner of Posteritati Gallery in New York.

Film critic Dave Kehr has written for the Chicago Tribune and New York Times, among others.

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DIGITAL JOURNAL.COM
A definitive guide for indie film nerds, this book is a visual treat for anyone keen on design, fine art and finer films. Coffee tables are crying out for this compendium.

ZETA MINOR NEWS
For the price of a couple of DVDs you'll have something that will enrich your life forever! If you have any movie-loving friends, then I m confident that they d love it as a Christmas present!

FILM COMMENT
Whether movie posters are your thing or not, it's a must-have.

DRAWN, THE ILLUSTRATION & CARTOONING BLOG
It's a brilliant look at the international histories of graphic design, illustration, and pop culture during the second half of the 20th century, and I know that I m going to be taking this book off my shelf again and again for inspiration

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